Les Enfants Terribles
Publish date: November 4th 1999
Publisher: The Harvill Press
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, French Literature
Cette espèce de confort n'influençait guère les enfants, car ils avaient le leur et il n'était pas de ce monde. (This kind of comfort hardly influenced the children, because they had their own and it wasn't of this world.) Not of this world, truly. Paul and Elisabeth, brother and sister, 14 and...
A Bizarre Story- In 'Les Enfants Terribles', Cocteau gives the reader a melodramatic view of adolescence, void of innocence and filled with darkness; a peculiar relationship between brother and sister of excessive indulgence, petulance, childish pettiness and selfishness. Paul and Elisabeth contri...
When me and my sister were younger – like four and five, or five and six – we used to play these epic games in the back seat of our parents' car on long journeys. The car was a big old Citroën estate, like the vehicle from Ghostbusters, and the back seat folded down to form a huge play area (this wa...
A sort of surrealist reading. A love and hate experience of two orphan siblings (Paul, Elisabeth) which includes games (The Game, actually - their game) and plays that replace the real life. These games and especially the plays require partners and, mostly, an audience (Gerard, Agathe). And when the...
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