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.