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Frédéric Beigbeder: "Sagan's bonuses"


CHRONICLE - Each year, unreleased tracks of the charming monster are published. The last time was in 2019, a ridiculous novel (“The Four Coins of the Heart”, Plon); this time it's gracious letters to a classmate.

I am not ashamed to admit it: as long as there are any left, I will pounce on all the rogatons of Françoise Sagan.

I exchange without hesitation the crumbs of a great frivolous for the complete works of Lætitia Colombani.

A stroke of luck: this year, her unprecedented correspondence with her childhood friend Véronique Campion is a little gem.

We find the arrogant and tender tone of the young girl who has just written

Bonjour tristesse,

at 17, without the slightest effort.

We roll around with pleasure in the desperate sweetness of this gifted bourgeoisie who discovers the glory, the wealth, the travels and the disillusions that go with it.

Write to me quickly and at length

is a little roller coaster ride: some letters are declarations of love, others are calls for help.

Melancholy and lightness

The loneliness of geniuses is irremediable, but they feel it more in the midst of the crowd.

Champagne, whiskey and other additives only worsen the feeling of isolation of over-spoiled children.

Certainly, this collection

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Source: lefigaro

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