Francoise Sagan Quotes (63 quotes)
“Of course the illusion of art is to make one believe that great literature is very close to life, but exactly the opposite is true. Life is amorphous, literature is formal.”
Paris Review interview (1956)
Bonjour Tristesse (Published in 1954)
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Born: June 21, 1935
Died: September 24, 2004 (aged 69)
Occupation: Playwright, novelist
Bio: Françoise Sagan real name Françoise Quoirez was a French playwright, novelist, and screenwriter. Hailed as a charming little monster by François Mauriac on the front page of Le Figaro, Sagan was known for works with strong romantic themes involving wealthy and disillusioned bourgeois characters. Her best-known novel was her first Bonjour Tristesse which was written when she was a teenager.