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Bonjour Tristesse - Françoise Sagan, Irene Ash
Bonjour Tristesse
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'Late into the night we talked of love, of its complications. In my father's eyes they were imaginary...This conception of rapid, violent and passing love affairs appealed to my imagination. I was not at the age when fidelity is attractive. I knew very little about love'. The French Riviera: home... show more
'Late into the night we talked of love, of its complications. In my father's eyes they were imaginary...This conception of rapid, violent and passing love affairs appealed to my imagination. I was not at the age when fidelity is attractive. I knew very little about love'. 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 then, one long, hot summer Raymond decides to marry, and Cecile and her lover Cyril feel compelled to take a hand in his amours, with tragic consequences. "Bonjour Tristesse" scandalized 1950s France with its portrayal of teenager terrible Cecile, a heroine who rejects conventional notions of love, marriage and responsibility to choose her own sexual freedom.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780241951569
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 96
Edition language: English
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nente
nente rated it
3.0 Здравствуй, грусть
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...
Stephanie A. Shu
Stephanie A. Shu rated it
4.5 Bonjour tristesse
I have actually never read this book in English! ;) But I am looking forward to seeing the way heartbreak translates across cultures and universes...
It's a Hardback Life
It's a Hardback Life rated it
3.5 Review: Bonjour Tristesse
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...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 Bonjour Tristesse
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...
WorldInColour
WorldInColour rated it
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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