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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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Preview — Les Cerfs-volants by Romain Gary. I think the American one is the best. The French one with the postman is my old edition and it represents uncle Ambrose and his kites. You are commenting using your Facebook account. I see it in the turn of the phrases, in the expressions that are French but not quite.

Gary’s little cousin Paul Pavlowitch posed as the author for a time. He used to pilot planes from London and a lot of his comrades died in action. I t seems extraordinary that Romain Gary, the Frenchman and only novelist not to mention aviator, film director and diplomat to have won the Prix Goncourt twice, should be strolling into English so casually and late in the day — and yet this is, according to his publishers, the first English translation of his last novel, The Kites.

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Le petit Nicolas et les copains Rene Goscinny. It is fascinating to see Volajts shed her former self and become a fiction. The Kites is a typical love story by Romain Gary.


He was greatly decorated for his bravery in the war, receiving many medals and honours. Madame Julie Espinoza, a Jewish voalnts with 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.

Romance has crefs at its core: Gary was in the Resistance from the start and he admired de Gaulle all his life.

Show 25 25 50 All. Trivia About The Kites. 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.

Marsel Khusnutdinov rated it it was ok Aug 15, Ladan vafaei rated it it was ok Apr 16, When he was fourteen, he and his mother moved to Nice, France.

The young boy is the product of the Third Republic, educated in the public school-system. He put a sort of summary gafy his work and his being there. How will Ludo and Lila survive this war?

It is possible that a shipment of mummified cats was sold to be ground up for fertilizer. Les justes Albert Camus. And, meanwhile, Uncle Ambrose confesses to his nephew that he has, all his life, been in love with an imaginary woman. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

The Kites by Romain Gary review – when resistance began in the kitchen

La chute Albert Camus. She says at one point: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. If only French books were edited like British and American ones! Topics Fiction The Observer. Ambrose hary a full-on Republican, someone who values the heroes of the French Republic. We had a little exchange about that with Lisa who was complaining that the version published in Australia was not with Australian spelling. I really researched those cat mummy posts for some reason.


In a surprising plot twist, Ludo rescues him following the downing of his plane. The Kites has another dimension, a more personal one for Gary. What do English speaking readers think about this?

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I never really got into it. The Passion for R I haven’t read a novel that I actually enjoyed since Ceerfs, I’m getting seriously frustrated. Although he comes from a modest background and is an orphan vloants 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! For instance he writes on p.

La Disparition is a good example. English has that romajn level. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I think we need to invent English words to say bouquin, bouquiner and bouquiniste. Books by Romain Gary.

Fertilizer for what, I asked myself? Want to Read saving…. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. La promesse de l’aube Romain Gary.

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