The French Riviera: home to the Beautiful People. And none are more beautiful than Cecile, a precocious seventeen-year-old, and her father Raymond, a vivacious libertine. Charming, decadent and irresponsible, the golden-skinned duo are dedicated to a life of free love, fast cars and hedonistic... show more
The French Riviera: home to the Beautiful People. And none are more beautiful than Cecile, a precocious seventeen-year-old, and her father Raymond, a vivacious libertine. Charming, decadent and irresponsible, the golden-skinned duo are dedicated to a life of free love, fast cars and hedonistic pleasures. But when Raymond decides to marry, he lets loose in Cecile raw, ungovernable impulses to destroy, with tragic consequences. "Bonjour Tristesse" scandalized 1950s France with its portrayal of teenager Cecile, a heroine who rejects conventional notions of love, marriage and responsibility to choose her own sexual freedom.
Publish date: September 3rd 1998
Pages no: 112
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Coming Of Age
, French Literature
Не буду комментировать сюжет, но написано хорошо. Главная героиня может не нравиться, конечно, - но она очень правдоподобна. В автобиографических произведениях это вообще бывает редко, т.к. автор старается себя приукрасить, оправдать, а здесь такого нет. Другие герои, конечно, слегка картонные, но и...
I have actually never read this book in English! ;) But I am looking forward to seeing the way heartbreak translates across cultures and universes...
An odd, precocious little novella that seemed like an ideal summer read: prematurely world-weary French girl thwarts her playboy father’s relationship while on vacation on the Riviera and experiencing her own sexual awakening. Sounds just delightfully melodramatic enough. And it’s short. In some way...
bookshelves: shortstory-shortstories-novellas, film-only, published-1953, autumn-2013, france, debut Read from August 11 to November 13, 2013 Stars:Jean Seberg, David Niven, Deborah Kerr IMDB Description: Cecile, decadent young girl who lives with her rich playboy father Raymond. When Anne, Raym...
So what happens when a spoiled teenager is forced to grow up and refuses her new stepmother? Apparently, some pretty evil shit. Cécile is not happy with the rigid lifestyle of her new mater familias Anne and doesn't waste a single opportunity to show her disdain. Even though she admires the consiste...
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