Bonjour Tristesse

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Cecile leads a hedonistic, frivolous life with her father and his young mistresses. On holiday in the South of France, she is seduced by the sun, the sand and her first lover. But when her father decides to remarry, their carefree existence becomes clouded by tragedy. United by the theme of love, the writings in the Great Loves series span over two thousand years and vastly different worlds. Readers will be introduced to love's endlessly fascinating possibilities and extremities: romantic love, platonic love, erotic love, ...

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Cerberus

Mar 26, 2009

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A tour de force by the 18 year old Francoise Sagan, written in a fortnight while she was at the Sorbonne - and which achieved a succes de scandale when published in the 1960s.
It is beautifully and sparely written and is a masterful analysis of the power of female jealousy and of its destructive effects . It is also a superb study of the burgeoning sexuality of a teenage girl , and her use of it as a way of achieving her ends.
Read it in French if you can.

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