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Au Revoir, Tristesse : Lessons in Happiness from French Literature
by VIV Groskop




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A blend of literary history, memoir, and self-help that shows how French literature can bring humor, happiness, and romance to our lives
Like many people the world over, Viv Groskop wishes she was a little more French. A writer and comedian, Groskop studied the language obsessively starting at age 11 and spent every vacation in France, desperate to escape her Englishness and to have some French chic rub off on her.
In Au Revoir, Tristesse, Groskop mixes literary history and memoir to show how the classics of French literature can expose us to another way of living, infuse our days with joie de vivre, and teach us how to say goodbye to sadness. Groskop explores the frothy hedonism of Colette, the wit of Cyrano de Bergerac, the intoxicating universe of Marguerite Duras, and the heady passions of Les Liaisons Dangereuses. With chapters on Marcel Proust, Victor Hugo, Gustave Flaubert, Stendhal, Honor de Balzac, Albert Camus, and, of course, Fran oise Sagan, this is a delectable read for lovers of books and all things French.

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Overview

A blend of literary history, memoir, and self-help that shows how French literature can bring humor, happiness, and romance to our lives
Like many people the world over, Viv Groskop wishes she was a little more French. A writer and comedian, Groskop studied the language obsessively starting at age 11 and spent every vacation in France, desperate to escape her Englishness and to have some French chic rub off on her.
In Au Revoir, Tristesse, Groskop mixes literary history and memoir to show how the classics of French literature can expose us to another way of living, infuse our days with joie de vivre, and teach us how to say goodbye to sadness. Groskop explores the frothy hedonism of Colette, the wit of Cyrano de Bergerac, the intoxicating universe of Marguerite Duras, and the heady passions of Les Liaisons Dangereuses. With chapters on Marcel Proust, Victor Hugo, Gustave Flaubert, Stendhal, Honor de Balzac, Albert Camus, and, of course, Fran oise Sagan, this is a delectable read for lovers of books and all things French.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781419747885
  • ISBN-10: 1419747886
  • Publisher: Abrams Press
  • Publish Date: June 2021
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches


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