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The Kites by Romain Gary () Original French title: Les cerfs-volants. The Kites is a novel by Romain Gary translated by Miranda. Les Cerfs-volants has ratings and reviews. Anatoly said: I never really got into it. Can’t put the finger on the reason why, but I can say that. It seems extraordinary that Romain Gary, the Frenchman and only novelist we have this novel Les cerfs-volants – The Kites (first published in.

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He succeeds in exploring a theme of how crises tend to reveal the best and worst traits of people with his characters and plot, but much of the novel seems to lack nuance. Ludo is invited to their estate and gets to know her and her family. The difference between mom and mum to a British reader is I think quite striking save in Birmingham and nearby, where they use mom. To give that back meant to find adequate expressions in English and these are rooted volannts a territory.

Ludo befriends Lila and her brother Tad. The Passion for R Dans le cafe de la jeunesse perdue Patrick Modiano.

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Loading comments… Trouble loading? Maybe the premise I really disagree with is that the translator should be invisible.

Ambrose creates airborne politicians, tiny dragonflies, unruly castles in the air. The Best Books of Top Blog at WordPress. The pleasure of reading is about the double take, the sense that Lila is actually self-involved, insubstantial, unworthy. No, no easy answers.


Les cerfs-volants

I really researched those cat mummy posts for some reason. At one point, Ludo likens himself to a stalk of grass held between her teeth. Les Cerfs-volants by Romain Gary. Nel frattempo Phil riposa in pace, non hanno capito niente.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Uncle Ambrose, a loving but eccentric mailman, makes fanciful kites and disappears from the novel into a Nazi death camp. Rkmain are commenting using your Facebook account.

InLudovic is 10 when he meets Lila Bronicka for the first time. Ludo is blessed with perfect recall, which he refuses to exploit as a carnival trick, but instead uses as a way to hold onto his memories of Lila after she and her family disappear during the Nazi occupation of Poland. I hope this vary will prompt you to read The Kites, a lovely book by my favorite writer. Viktorija Metiolkina rated it it was ok Apr 22, Although he comes from a modest background and is an orphan to boot, Ludo has the great good fortune of being brought up by a wise old uncle whose hobby consists in buildin If only French books were edited like British and American ones!

Maggy rated it it was ok Feb 22, We had a little exchange about that with Lisa who was complaining that the version published in Australia was not with Australian spelling. Inhumanity is part of humanity and this war made us learn this lesson. This prize for French language literature is awarded only once to an author. Terre des hommes Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Craig rated it it was ok Dec 16, Madame Julie Espinoza, a Jewish prostitute volantx a lizard brooch on her bosom a symbol of her constantly slinking out of trouble who transforms herself into Princess Esterhazy — she knows about the survival of the sharpest, duping the Nazis with aplomb.


She says at one point:. Marco Sermoneta rated it it lew ok Apr 29, Ambrose is a bachelor, a postman with a passion for kites. The second half is dominated by a splendid, larger-than-life character: Preview — Les Cerfs-volants by Romain Gary. When Lila and Ludo are adolescent, they try to imagine their future.

The promising kite symbolism feels unfinished. Looking for beautiful books? He celebrates them through his kites and he passes this vision on to Ludo. Email required Address never made public. Lists with This Book.