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Catherine Cusset's definition of happiness: the story of two women of the 1980s

2021-09-22T14:47:58.617Z

CRITICAL - From adolescence to maturity, two feminine trajectories, one smooth, the other rough. The reader will not be bored for a moment in Catherine Cusset's new novel. An author capable of writing " Did you take a Doliprane?" »Has enough confidence in his idea of ​​literature to draw you into the most everyday of life, into the depths of pure and hard reality. Throughout The Definition of Happiness, the conversations are true, the characters subjected to prosaic constraints, the real even



The reader will not be bored for a moment in Catherine Cusset's new novel.

An author capable of writing "

Did you take a Doliprane?"

»Has enough confidence in his idea of ​​literature to draw you into the most everyday of life, into the depths of pure and hard reality.

Throughout

The Definition of Happiness,

the conversations are true, the characters subjected to prosaic constraints, the real events - Trump, the coronavirus ... No idealization: loneliness is suffering, divorce brings its snakes to swallow, the happy people don't have everything at once.

The narration manages to be a height of realism and a tissue of surprises - sometimes predictable if one knows how to decipher the clues.

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Catherine Cusset, on the fringes of autofiction

Traveler, on the run, self-taught, without a fixed profession, divorced mother covered with lovers, Clarisse embodies a flamboyant personality who likes to live dangerously.

Very educated, well married, mother and entrepreneur, Eve seems a model of success and stability.

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Source: lefigaro

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