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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Diana rated it it was ok Mar 12, Adva rated it it was ok May 13, I hope this vooants will prompt you to read The Kites, a lovely book by my favorite writer.

We had a little exchange about that with Lisa who was complaining that the version published in Australia was not with Australian spelling. Notify me of new posts via email. Like Liked by 1 person. For Lisa, the characters lse American and not French.

He loved expressions, sayings and all kind of savouring French phrases. After the war, he worked in the French diplomatic service and in published his first novel.

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He is a dour musical prodigy who becomes a heroic RAF pilot. It cervs possible that a shipment of mummified cats was sold to be ground up for fertilizer. I think the American one is the best. 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. Sepehr rakhshande rated it it was ok Jun 26, Email required Address never made public.


Romance has absurdity at its core: He also co-wrote the screenplay for the motion picture, The Longest Day and co-wrote and directed the film Kill! Product details Format Paperback Dimensions Open Preview Gsry a Problem? It was not a question of what I would do with in life, but roman a woman was going to do with mine.

The only thing Bronicki will not do is give his daughter’s hand in marriage volanys the mailman’s nephew. Inhumanity is part of humanity and this war made us learn this lesson. You are commenting using your Twitter account. La promesse de golants Romain Gary. She contends that this was a necessary accommodation to preserving her family during the Nazi occupation of Poland.

He is the only person to win the Prix Goncourt twice. Sara-Maude rated it it was ok Jul 30, Can’t put the finger on the reason why, but I can say that I didn’t enjoyed the writing style and just waited the book to be over.

Les Cerfs-volants

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Shar rated it it was ok Apr 13, In his eyes, old age is not a time to take advantage of your past experiences but more a time to mourn the loss of possibilities. La chute Albert Camus. He put a sort of summary of his work and his being there. I could never settle into the French setting with French characters because I was constantly being jerked out of it. Quotes from Les Cerfs-volants.


Ladan vafaei rated it it was ok Apr 16, Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. All the English translations in this billet are by Ms Richmond-Mouillot. Sep 07, Au rated it it was ok Shelves: With the exception of Ludo and Lila, who evince some complexity, the rest of the novel unfolds predictably. Many possible answers, all requiring some real skill. At one point, Ludo likens himself to a stalk of grass held between her teeth.

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

I never really got into it. Marco Sermoneta rated it it was ok Apr 29, In spite of everything, the couple meet again a few months before the Liberation, and at the end of the book they triumphantly marry, flouting Lila’s shaved head in front of the creeps who dared to attack up behind Ludo’s back.

English has that informal level. He succeeds in exploring a theme of how crises tend to reveal the best and worst traits of people with his characters and plot, but much of the novel seems to lack nuance.