Au Revoir, Tristesse: Lessons in Happiness from French Literature

Au Revoir, Tristesse: Lessons in Happiness from French Literature

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A lighthearted look at how to bring more humor, happiness, and joie de vivre into our lives through French literature

Like many people the world over, Viv Groskop wishes she was a little more French. A writer, comedian, and journalist, 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 explore how the classics of French literature can infuse our lives with joie de vivre and teach us how to say goodbye to sadness. From the frothy hedonism of Colette and the wit of Cyrano de Bergerac to the intoxicating universe of Marguerite Duras and the heady passions of Les Liaisons dangereuses, this is a love letter to great French writers. With chapters on Marcel Proust, Victor Hugo, Gustave Flaubert, Stendhal, Honore de Balzac, Albert Camus, and of course Francoise Sagan, this is a delectable read for book lovers everywhere.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781419742989
BY (AUTHOR) Groskop, Viv
PUBLISHER : Abrams PUBLICATION DATE : June 09, 2020
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Abrams Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 210 mm x 140 mm

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
DESCRIPTION :
A lighthearted look at how to bring more humor, happiness, and joie de vivre into our lives through French literature

Like many people the world over, Viv Groskop wishes she was a little more French. A writer, comedian, and journalist, 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 explore how the classics of French literature can infuse our lives with joie de vivre and teach us how to say goodbye to sadness. From the frothy hedonism of Colette and the wit of Cyrano de Bergerac to the intoxicating universe of Marguerite Duras and the heady passions of Les Liaisons dangereuses, this is a love letter to great French writers. With chapters on Marcel Proust, Victor Hugo, Gustave Flaubert, Stendhal, Honore de Balzac, Albert Camus, and of course Francoise Sagan, this is a delectable read for book lovers everywhere.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781419742989
BY (AUTHOR) Groskop, Viv
PUBLISHER : Abrams PUBLICATION DATE : June 09, 2020
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Abrams Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 210 mm x 140 mm

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies