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Author: F Sagan
ISBN: 014002851X
Pages 156 pages
Publisher Penguin Books; First Thus edition (1968)
Language English
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by F Sagan

A novel by. Françoise Sagan.

A novel by. Translated by ROBERT WESTHOFF.

La Chamade is a 1965 novel by French playwright and novelist Françoise Sagan. It was adapted into a 1968 movie starring Catherine Deneuve and Michel Piccoli. Like many of Sagan's novels, this is a story of lost love

La Chamade is a 1965 novel by French playwright and novelist Françoise Sagan. Like many of Sagan's novels, this is a story of lost love. A couple meet and move in together, but the woman cannot get used to his life, his working-class existence. She leaves her lover to return to her affair with a man of means.

Francoise Sagan y was 'I love you' with a sort of sob in their voice, for there was nothing to add. She knew that there was nothing else to add, nothing more to be hoped for, that this was what is called completeness, but she asked herself what she would do later to survive the memory of this completeness. She was happy, she was afraid.

Apr 11, 2010 Tom Hansen rated it really liked it.

The beautiful french novel La Chamade, universally acknowledged as one of Sagan's best, suffers tremendously in this funky, inadequate translation. Even the English title delightedly concocted by the translator (see his rationale in the book's accompanying essay) is ill-conceived. Mr. Hofstadter has Pulitzer credentials and a professed love of the original.

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La Chamade', my favourite of her novels, is one I came to recently. I found the first English translation, by her second husband Robert Westhof, at my parents' house in India. I liked the novel, its laconic elaboration of the love affair between Lucile, the mistress of a rich (and kind) man older man, and Antoine, who when the novel opens is the boyfriend of a rich and cultivated older woman. Their love, in the way of the love of people in Sagan's novels, ignites, flares, burns and then inevitably dies.

Select Format: Hardcover. Release Date: January 1966. Publisher: EP Dutton.

I like it. I read it for French practice. The characters have to admit to themselves that ultimstely in a relationship a person is also signing up for a lifestyle. There are psychological insights that are amazing for such a young author.
As terribly weary as I am of "pink novels", this book is far beyond the "romance" - it borders the philosophical/existential. It is not so much about Paris or particular characters or Lucile's meeting her lover - they are all just symbols used to question the search for happiness, and the terror of the routine. So convicing I couldn't put it down. But I don't think it makes you cry. Rather it makes you think. Lucile is fascinating, a weak/strong free/prisoner we've all met in real life. The rise of passion, the end of hope. What to surrender to, what is a victory, what is a capitulation? It is a story of disallusionment and my (Russian) translation of it was titled "Signal for Capitulation", which is strangely appropriate. No phisolophical answers in this book, no Kierkegaard-like essays, just vague questions, and quite a bit of pleasure.
Well, I guess Sagan's best novel is "Bonjour Tristesse" and this book is the second best. It's indeed touching and true to life. It's about the love which the two hove lost, such things really happen in our life. It's extremely sad and it makes you cry a bit if you are sensitive. It shows pure feelings. It's nice