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by Romain Gary
Author: Romain Gary
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd (June 1977)
Category: Imaginative Literature
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THE KITES By Romain Gary Translated by Miranda Richmond Mouillot 311 .
THE KITES By Romain Gary Translated by Miranda Richmond Mouillot 311 pp. New Directions. The book’s hero is Ludovic Fleury, an orphan being raised by his eccentric uncle, a postmaster and kite maker, in a small town in Normandy. Like many of Gary’s characters, Ludo wants desperately to become ‘somebody. Ludo and Lila eventually find their way back to each other and Gary leaves us with a striking image of their wedding day. After liberation, in retribution for her having slept with Nazis, the townspeople shaved Lila’s head. She decides to shave it anew just before the marriage ceremony, flaunting what was meant to bring shame.
Romain Gary was a Jewish-French novelist, film director, World War II aviator and diplomat. He changed his name to Romain Gary when he escaped occupied France to fight with Great Britain against Germany in WWII. His father, Arieh-Leib Kacew, abandoned his family in 1925 and remarried. He also wrote under the pen name Émile Ajar. From this time Gary was raised by his mother, Nina Owczinski. When he was fourteen, he and his mother moved to Nice, France. In his books and interviews, he presented many different versions of his father's origin, parents, occupation and childhood.
Generally I don't like reading books written in the first person, especially when the voice of the novel is that of a child
Similar authors to follow. Generally I don't like reading books written in the first person, especially when the voice of the novel is that of a child. However, an exception is happily made for "The Life Before Us" ("Madame Rosa"). It was originally published in France as "La Vie Devant Soi," with authorship to Gary's pseudonym, Emile Ajar. The translation is first-rate.
Listen to books in audio format. Now in English for the first time, Romain Gary's final masterpiece begins with Ludo coming of age on a small farm in Normandy, under the care of his eccentric kite-making Uncle Ambrose
Listen to books in audio format. Now in English for the first time, Romain Gary's final masterpiece begins with Ludo coming of age on a small farm in Normandy, under the care of his eccentric kite-making Uncle Ambrose. Ludo's life changes the day he meets Lila, a girl from the aristocratic Polish family that owns the estate next door.
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Book Format: Choose an option. This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Kites by Romain Gary, which tells the story of a young French boy, Ludo, and his all-consuming love for the beautiful Polish aristocrat Lila. Ludo lives in Normandy with his uncle Ambrose, an eccentric kite-maker with a prodigious memory, but their peaceful life is shattered when the Nazis defeat and occupy France in 1940. In the years that follow, Ludo lives in constant danger as he works as a messenger for the Resistance, all the while yearning for Lila and keeping her alive in his imagination.
Romain Gary was a decorated war hero – and hoaxer, inventing a writer who penned the bestselling French novel of the 20th Century. So why isn’t Romain Gary better known around the world, asks Hephzibah Anderson. By Hephzibah Anderson. Why isn’t he better known, asks Hephzibah Anderson.
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June 1977 : UK Hardback.
Romain Gary (pronounced ; 21 May 1914 – 2 December 1980), born Roman Kacew (also known by the pen name Émile Ajar), was a French novelist, diplomat, film director.
Romain Gary (pronounced ; 21 May 1914 – 2 December 1980), born Roman Kacew (also known by the pen name Émile Ajar), was a French novelist, diplomat, film director, and World War II aviator of Jewish origin. He is the only author to have won the Prix Goncourt under two names. Gary was born Roman Kacew (Yiddish: רומן קצב Roman Katsev, Russian: Рома́н Ле́йбович Ка́цев, Roman Leibovich Katsev) in Vilnius (at that time in the Russian Empire)