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EAN : 9782260054986
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 240
Size : 120 x 180 mm
Novelty
Collected Aphorisms and Thoughts

Release date : 04/11/2021
A revered master of literary style, Françoise Sagan excelled in the art of the catchy phrase. In this selection of elegant as well as timeless quotations, her modern and exceptionally free spirited personality shines through in every word.
According to the classical definition, an aphorism is a sentence of only a few words resuming the essence of a theory, a principal, a set of values or a thought. For a writer, an aphorism is essentially a literary device. Perusing the works of Françoise Sagan, one cannot help but... According to the classical definition, an aphorism is a sentence of only a few words resuming the essence of a theory, a principal, a set of values or a thought. For a writer, an aphorism is essentially a literary device. Perusing the works of Françoise Sagan, one cannot help but being surprised as well as being enchanted by the sheer number of these little sentences. Whether it is one of her novels, one of her plays or one of her short stories, these little aphorisms, inadvertently blossoming at the corner of a paragraph, are most certainly the reason for the immense pleasure we take in reading this unparalleled master of literary style. Did the author voluntarily display her talent in these impeccably chiseled formulas? Or are these aphorisms simply the expression of her innately brilliant way of thinking? Denis Westhoff, Françoise Sagan’s son, has gathered more than 230 quotations on essential themes such as love, money, games, glory, happiness and death. All these witticisms, all these sometimes funny, sometimes shrewd, but always pertinent observations, show that this hugely gifted writer was so much more than just a thinker, but an exceptionally modern and independent woman. 
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EAN : 9782260054986
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 240
Size : 120 x 180 mm
Julliard