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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I know that at least Lisa will read it. Things are more complicated with Hans and Bruno who are also in love with her. She says at one point: Although it was published in French inits English version was only released end of In a surprising plot twist, Ludo rescues him following the downing of his plane.

In American, I should say. Sheida rated it it was ok Sep 01, Marco Sermoneta rated it it was ok Apr 29, From a very young age, Ludo is attached to historical figures and suffers from too much memory.

I totally agree with you. Basically it’s cefrs love story between a peasant boy from Normandy, Ludovic Fleury, and a Polish aristocrat, Lila Bronicka.


Les Cerfs-volants by Romain Gary (2 star ratings)

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I really researched those cat mummy posts for some reason. Sometimes, I guess, but not always. The Kites is a typical love story by Romain Gary. Made of mutual imagination and unbreakable bonds. Maybe the premise I really disagree with is that the translator should be invisible. Refresh and try again. His father, Arieh-Leib Kacew, abandoned his family in and remarried. Learn how your comment data is processed.

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

Shahrzad rated it it was ok Aug 07, The other French one is terrible: He later studied law, first in Aix-en-Provence and then in Paris.

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Barbara Marciel rated it it was ok Apr 05, For instance he writes on p. Verfs is a full-on Republican, someone who values the heroes of the French Republic. Sometimes I want to see clearly what the translator is doing.

Sorry for the very slow answer. Le petit Nicolas Rene Goscinny. Is the idea that the translator should not make me look up romian He waits four obsessed years before re-encountering her and, when he does, life refuses to follow a romantic script. I disagree with that. Where does this stand for you out of interest in the Gary canon in terms of quality? The young boy is the product of the Third Republic, educated in the public school-system.


As Lila explains to Ludo: Le petit Nicolas et les copains Rene Goscinny. She managed to translate the French play-on-words with an equally good pun in English.

Les cerfs-volants

Contact If you wish to contact me: Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Most of his kites have a message, as they often represent France’s great heroes. Dans le cafe de la jeunesse perdue Patrick Modiano. Published May 13th by Gallimard first published April 16th Ludo falls in love, as a young teenager, with a girl he meets randomly in a Normandy forest.