Год издания: 2006
Количество страниц: 264
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Bored and lonely, 15-year-old HA©lA?ne decides to pay a visit to her father’s mistress. Within days, she is captivated by Tamara, a Russian A©migrA© whose arts of enchantment include lingering kisses, sudden dismissals, and savage, rapturous reunions. As long as she submits to Tamara, HA©lA?ne is permitted to stay near her: reading forbidden novels, meeting Tamara’s bohemian friends, and learning more “refinements of depravity” than the gossiping matrons of her provincial French town could imagine existed. Flemish writer FranA§oise Mallet-Joris was 20 years old in 1951 when her first novel, Le Rempart des Beguines — published in English as The Illusionist — created a sensation in France. This contemplative, beautifully written book, with its dark undercurrents of desire, has its origins in Madame Bovary and the novels of Colette, and was a precursor to FranA§oise Sagan’s similarly themed Bonjour Tristesse. ...