The Kites by Romain Gary () Original French title: Les cerfs-volants. The Kites is a novel by Romain Gary translated by Miranda. Les Cerfs-volants has ratings and reviews. Anatoly said: I never really got into it. Can’t put the finger on the reason why, but I can say that. It seems extraordinary that Romain Gary, the Frenchman and only novelist we have this novel Les cerfs-volants – The Kites (first published in.

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Les cerfs-volants

Is the idea that the translator should not make me look up words? Barbara Marciel rated it it was ok Apr 05, Gary was in the Resistance from the start and he admired de Gaulle all his life. But she is and sounds American. Top Blog at WordPress. You are commenting using your WordPress.

It is fascinating to see Espinoza shed her former self and become a fiction. Basically it’s a love story between a peasant boy from Normandy, Ludovic Fleury, and a Polish aristocrat, Lila Bronicka. I hope this billet will prompt you to read The Kites, a lovely book by my favorite writer.

The Kites by Romain Gary review – when resistance began in the kitchen

Born Roman Kacew Yiddish: Preview — Les Cerfs-volants by Romain Gary. I love to hear your thoughts, thanks for commenting. Show 25 25 50 All. The French one with the postman is my old edition and it represents uncle Ambrose and his kites.


Les annees Annie Ernaux. Comments in French are welcome Cancel bolants Enter your comment here The translator shows off all of his best tricks.

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In his books and interviews, he presented many different versions of his father’s origin, parents, occupation and childhood. To ask other readers questions about Les Cerfs-volantsplease sign up. Suffering from depression after Seberg’s suicide, Gary died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on December 2, in Paris, France though he left a note which said specifically that his death had no relation with Seberg’s suicide.

These two characters seem to demonstrate the multiple motivations of Nazi collaboration. This late, mellow WWII comedy by Romain Gary is definitely not one of his best, but would read much better if edited down by about one third.

Cerrfs is a blissful eccentricity about Ludo — he puts glue in his hair when pomade is unavailable. For Lisa, the characters sounded American and not French. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

He predictably becomes a Nazi officer. Volznts vafaei rated it it was ok Apr 16, Lists with This Book. She says at one point:. Sara-Maude rated it it was ok Jul 30, Les Cerfs-volants by Romain Gary.


Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Time is running out and nothing daring can come out of it. The Best Books of I see it in the turn of the phrases, in the expressions that are Garyy but not quite. Marsel Khusnutdinov rated it it was ok Aug 15, Marco Sermoneta rated it it was ok Apr 29, Far better to translate into their own dialect and let the reader le whether or not to follow them there. Hiroshima mon amour Marguerite Duras.

Made of mutual imagination and unbreakable bonds. Au revoir les enfants Louis Malle. Trivia About The Kites.

They are lovely words. Romain Gary joined the Resistance early in and his novel is an opportunity to mention names and places, a way to give them immortality through literature.

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With the exception of Ludo and Lila, who evince some complexity, the rest of the novel unfolds predictably. Reviews di Novembre 4 6 Nov 18, Notify me of new posts via email.