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Book Bonjour Tristesse

Download or read book Bonjour Tristesse written by Françoise Sagan and published by Plume. This book was released on 1983-03-30 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Set against the translucent beauty of France in summer, "Bonjour Tristesse" is a bittersweet tale narrated by Cé cile, a seventeen-year-old girl on the brink of womanhood, whose meddling in her father's love life leads to tragic consequences.Freed from boarding school, Cé cile lives in unchecked enjoyment with her youngish, widowed father -- an affectionate rogue, dissolute and promiscuous. Having accepted the constantly changing women in his life, Cé cile pursues a sexual conquest of her own with a "tall and almost beautiful" law student. Then, a new woman appears in her father's life. Feeling threatened but empowered, Cé cile sets in motion a devastating plan that claims a surprising victim.Deceptively simple in structure, "Bonjour Tristesse" is a complex and beautifully composed portrait of casual amorality and a young woman's desperate attempt to understand and control the world around her.

Book Bonjour Tristesse  Roman

Download or read book Bonjour Tristesse Roman written by Françoise Sagan and published by . This book was released on 1955 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Set against the translucent beauty of France in summer, "Bonjour Tristesse" is a bittersweet tale narrated by Cé cile, a seventeen-year-old girl on the brink of womanhood, whose meddling in her father's love life leads to tragic consequences.Freed from boarding school, Cé cile lives in unchecked enjoyment with her youngish, widowed father -- an affectionate rogue, dissolute and promiscuous. Having accepted the constantly changing women in his life, Cé cile pursues a sexual conquest of her own with a "tall and almost beautiful" law student. Then, a new woman appears in her father's life. Feeling threatened but empowered, Cé cile sets in motion a devastating plan that claims a surprising victim.Deceptively simple in structure, "Bonjour Tristesse" is a complex and beautifully composed portrait of casual amorality and a young woman's desperate attempt to understand and control the world around her.

Book Au Revoir  Tristesse

Download or read book Au Revoir Tristesse written by Viv Groskop and published by Abrams. This book was released on 2020-06-09 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Groskop skillfully juggles memoir, biography, philosophy, and literary criticism to create a delightful tour through some of French literature’s greats.” —Madeline Miller, New York Times–bestselling author Like many people the world over, Viv Groskop wishes she was a little more French. A writer, comedian, and journalist, Groskop studied the language obsessively starting at age 11, and spent every vacation in France, desperate to escape her Englishness and to have some French chic rub off on her. In Au Revoir, Tristesse, Groskop mixes literary history and memoir to explore how the classics of French literature can infuse our lives with joie de vivre and teach us how to say goodbye to sadness. From the frothy hedonism of Colette and the wit of Cyrano de Bergerac to the intoxicating universe of Marguerite Duras and the heady passions of Les Liaisons dangereuses, this is a love letter to great French writers. With chapters on Marcel Proust, Victor Hugo, Gustave Flaubert, Stendhal, Honoré de Balzac, Albert Camus, and of course Françoise Sagan, this is a delectable read for book lovers everywhere. “Ms. Groskop is a skilled raconteuse who brings people—and the page—to life. She writes with a self-deprecating appreciation of the Frenchman or -woman manqué(e) that lurks in us all. You don’t have to be a savant to enjoy this book . . . Au Revoir, Tristesse will make a witty, seductive companion.” —The Wall Street Journal “Groskop’s combination of her own memories, what the novels meant to her at different stages in her life, her description of the authors, along with her description of the novels, will have readers eagerly turning the book’s pages.” —Forbes

Book The Digested Read

Download or read book The Digested Read written by John Crace and published by RDR Books. This book was released on 2005-12 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Literary ombudsman John Crace never met an important book he didn't like to deconstruct. From Salman Rushdie to John Grisham, Crace retells the big books in just 500 bitingly satirical words, pointing his pen at the clunky plots, stylistic tics and pretensions of Big Ideas, as he turns publishers' golden dream books into dross.

Book Bonjour Tristesse

    Book Details:
  • Author : Francoise Sagan
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2008-06-17
  • ISBN : 0061440795
  • Pages : 164 pages

Download or read book Bonjour Tristesse written by Francoise Sagan and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2008-06-17 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Endearing, self-absorbed, seventeen-year-old Cécile is the very essence of untroubled amorality. Freed from the stifling constraints of boarding school, she joins her father—a handsome, still-young widower with a wandering eye—for a carefree, two-month summer vacation in a beautiful villa outside of Paris with his latest mistress, Elsa. Cécile cherishes the free-spirited moments she and her father share, while plotting her own sexual adventures with a "tall and almost beautiful" law student. But the arrival of her late mother's best friend, Anne, intrudes upon a young girl's pleasures. And when a relationship begins to develop between the adults, Cécile and her lover set in motion a plan to keep them apart...with tragic, unexpected consequences. The internationally beloved story of a precocious teenager's attempts to understand and control the world around her, Françoise Sagan's Bonjour Tristesse is a beautifully composed, wonderfully ambiguous celebration of sexual liberation, at once sympathetic and powerfully unsparing.

Book Sagan  Paris 1954

    Book Details:
  • Author : Anne Berest
  • Publisher : Gallic Books
  • Release : 2015-06-15
  • ISBN : 191047715X
  • Pages : 176 pages

Download or read book Sagan Paris 1954 written by Anne Berest and published by Gallic Books. This book was released on 2015-06-15 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Before Françoise Sagan the literary icon there was Françoise Quoirez, an eighteen-year-old Parisian girl, who wrote a novel and needed a publisher for it.

Book That Mad Ache  A Novel Translator  Trader  An Essay

Download or read book That Mad Ache A Novel Translator Trader An Essay written by Franoise Sagan and published by Basic Books (AZ). This book was released on 2009-05-12 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Set in Paris in the mid-1960s, Lucile, a young, rootless woman, finds herself torn between a fifty-year-old businessman and a thirty-year-old hot-blooded, impulsive editor; and, in a companion to the novel, the translator describes the process of rewritin

Book A Certain Smile

    Book Details:
  • Author : Françoise Quiorez
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1956
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 168 pages

Download or read book A Certain Smile written by Françoise Quiorez and published by . This book was released on 1956 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Download or read book Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress written by Sijie Dai and published by Knopf Publishing Group. This book was released on 2001 with total page 201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An enchanting literary debut—already an international best-seller. At the height of Mao’s infamous Cultural Revolution, two boys are among hundreds of thousands exiled to the countryside for “re-education.” The narrator and his best friend, Luo, guilty of being the sons of doctors, find themselves in a remote village where, among the peasants of Phoenix mountain, they are made to cart buckets of excrement up and down precipitous winding paths. Their meager distractions include a violin—as well as, before long, the beautiful daughter of the local tailor. But it is when the two discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation that their re-education takes its most surprising turn. While ingeniously concealing their forbidden treasure, the boys find transit to worlds they had thought lost forever. And after listening to their dangerously seductive retellings of Balzac, even the Little Seamstress will be forever transformed. From within the hopelessness and terror of one of the darkest passages in human history, Dai Sijie has fashioned a beguiling and unexpected story about the resilience of the human spirit, the wonder of romantic awakening and the magical power of storytelling.

Book A Certain Smile

Download or read book A Certain Smile written by Françoise Sagan and published by . This book was released on 1960 with total page 111 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Summer Solstice

Download or read book Summer Solstice written by Nina Maclaughlin and published by Black Sparrow Press. This book was released on 2020-04-27 with total page 72 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nina McLaughlin captures the essence of summer in this brilliant, beautiful, sensuous essay.

Book Those Without Shadows

Download or read book Those Without Shadows written by Françoise Sagan and published by New York : E. P. Dutton. This book was released on 1957 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Studies a small circle of young Parisians and the changing pattern of their love affairs.

Book Scars on the Soul

Download or read book Scars on the Soul written by Françoise Sagan and published by . This book was released on 1974 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Saul Bass

    Book Details:
  • Author : Jennifer Bass
  • Publisher : Laurence King Publishing
  • Release : 2011-11-09
  • ISBN : 9781856697521
  • Pages : 428 pages

Download or read book Saul Bass written by Jennifer Bass and published by Laurence King Publishing. This book was released on 2011-11-09 with total page 428 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first book to be published on one of the greatest American designers of the 20th Century, who was as famous for his work in film as for his corporate identity and graphic work. With more than 1,400 illustrations, many of them never published before and written by the leading design historian Pat Kirkham, this is the definitive study that design and film enthusiasts have been eagerly anticipating. Saul Bass (1920-1996) created some of the most compelling images of American post-war visual culture. Having extended the remit of graphic design to include film titles, he went on to transform the genre. His best known works include a series of unforgettable posters and title sequences for films such as Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and Otto Preminger's The Man With The Golden Arm and Anatomy of a Murder. He also created some of the most famous logos and corporate identity campaigns of the century, including those for major companies such as AT&T, Quaker Oats, United Airlines and Minolta. His wife and collaborator, Elaine, joined the Bass office in the late 1950s. Together they created an impressive series of award-winning short films, including the Oscar-winning Why Man Creates, as well as an equally impressive series of film titles, ranging from Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus in the early 1960s to Martin Scorsese's Cape Fear and Casino in the 1990s. Designed by Jennifer Bass, Saul Bass's daughter and written by distinguished design historian Pat Kirkham who knew Saul Bass personally, this book is full of images from the Bass archive, providing an in depth account of one of the leading graphic artists of the 20th century.

Book Daily Rituals  Women at Work

Download or read book Daily Rituals Women at Work written by Mason Currey and published by Knopf. This book was released on 2019-03-05 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More of Mason Currey's irresistible Daily Rituals, this time exploring the daily obstacles and rituals of women who are artists--painters, composers, sculptors, scientists, filmmakers, and performers. We see how these brilliant minds get to work, the choices they have to make: rebuffing convention, stealing (or secreting away) time from the pull of husbands, wives, children, obligations, in order to create their creations. From those who are the masters of their craft (Eudora Welty, Lynn Fontanne, Penelope Fitzgerald, Marie Curie) to those who were recognized in a burst of acclaim (Lorraine Hansberry, Zadie Smith) . . . from Clara Schumann and Shirley Jackson, carving out small amounts of time from family life, to Isadora Duncan and Agnes Martin, rejecting the demands of domesticity, Currey shows us the large and small (and abiding) choices these women made--and continue to make--for their art: Isak Dinesen, "I promised the Devil my soul, and in return he promised me that everything I was going to experience would be turned into tales," Dinesen subsisting on oysters and Champagne but also amphetamines, which gave her the overdrive she required . . . And the rituals (daily and otherwise) that guide these artists: Isabel Allende starting a new book only on January 8th . . . Hilary Mantel taking a shower to combat writers' block ("I am the cleanest person I know") . . . Tallulah Bankhead coping with her three phobias (hating to go to bed, hating to get up, and hating to be alone), which, could she "mute them," would make her life "as slick as a sonnet, but as dull as ditch water" . . . Lillian Hellman chain-smoking three packs of cigarettes and drinking twenty cups of coffee a day--and, after milking the cow and cleaning the barn, writing out of "elation, depression, hope" ("That is the exact order. Hope sets in toward nightfall. That's when you tell yourself that you're going to be better the next time, so help you God.") . . . Diane Arbus, doing what "gnaws at" her . . . Colette, locked in her writing room by her first husband, Henry Gauthier-Villars (nom de plume: Willy) and not being "let out" until completing her daily quota (she wrote five pages a day and threw away the fifth). Colette later said, "A prison is one of the best workshops" . . . Jessye Norman disdaining routines or rituals of any kind, seeing them as "a crutch" . . . and Octavia Butler writing every day no matter what ("screw inspiration"). Germaine de Staël . . . Elizabeth Barrett Browning . . . George Eliot . . . Edith Wharton . . . Virginia Woolf . . . Edna Ferber . . . Doris Lessing . . . Pina Bausch . . . Frida Kahlo . . . Marguerite Duras . . . Helen Frankenthaler . . . Patti Smith, and 131 more--on their daily routines, superstitions, fears, eating (and drinking) habits, and other finely (and not so finely) calibrated rituals that help summon up willpower and self-discipline, keeping themselves afloat with optimism and fight, as they create (and avoid creating) their creations.

Book What Is Stephen Harper Reading

Download or read book What Is Stephen Harper Reading written by Yann Martel and published by Vintage Canada. This book was released on 2009-11-03 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “I know you’re very busy, Mr. Harper. We’re all busy. But every person has a space next to where they sleep, whether a patch of pavement or a fine bedside table. In that space, at night, a book can glow. And in those moments of docile wakefulness, when we begin to let go of the day, then is the perfect time to pick up a book and be someone else, somewhere else, for a few minutes, a few pages, before we fall asleep.” From the author of Life of Pi comes a literary correspondence—recommendations to Canada’s Prime Minister of great short books that will inspire and delight book lovers and book club readers across our nation. Every two weeks since April 16th, 2007, Yann Martel has mailed Stephen Harper a book along with a letter. These insightful, provocative letters detailing what he hopes the Prime Minister may take from the books—by such writers as Jane Austen, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Stephen Galloway—are collected here together. The one-sided correspondence (Mr. Harper’s office has only replied once) becomes a meditation on reading and writing and the necessity to allow ourselves to expand stillness in our lives, even if we’re not head of government.

Book To the North

    Book Details:
  • Author : Elizabeth Bowen
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1933
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book To the North written by Elizabeth Bowen and published by . This book was released on 1933 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: