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Sagan's "Bonjour Tristesse"

FRANCOISE SAGAN, EIGHTEEN when she wrote Bonjour Tristesse in 1954, comes in at number 73 in a countdown of great teenagers. The book was a best-seller in the U.S. 40 more words

Il s'appelle Matthieu et il est un brin énervé

Ouh la la que le matin commence fort quand 37 minutes après s’être réveillée, et alors qu’on en est à peine à chercher son cerveau qui fait la gueule au fond de son café, on fait la connaissance de Bonjour Tristesse. 535 more words

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Goodreads review: Bonjour Tristesse

Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

After an intervening couple of decades I revisited Sagan’s novel. I remembered enjoying it greatly when I read it in my teens, and hoped the same memories of cut-glass oceans and desultory fucking-for-effect conniving would hold true. 139 more words

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Day 1

And here is the first illustration of the 100 days’ marathon! It is an illustration of Jean Seberg, an American actress, who looks more like French, at least to me. 25 more words

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Vivien Leigh (05.11.1913 – 08.07.1967)
“My acquaintance with the lovely Vivien Leigh was one of those friendships that endured over the years, sometimes many years passing without our meeting… 25 more words

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