Françoise Sagan

1935 - 2004

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Françoise Sagan (French pronunciation: [fʁɑ̃swaz saɡɑ̃]; born Françoise Delphine Quoirez; 21 June 1935 – 24 September 2004) was a French playwright, novelist, and screenwriter. Sagan was known for works with strong romantic themes involving wealthy and disillusioned bourgeois characters. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Françoise Sagan has received more than 585,483 page views. Her biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia. Françoise Sagan is the 309th most popular writer (down from 271st in 2019), the 348th most popular biography from France (down from 317th in 2019) and the 56th most popular French Writer.

Françoise Sagan is most famous for her novel, "Bonjour Tristesse."

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Notable Works

Un certain sourire
La chamade
Les merveilleux nuages
Bonjour Tristesse
Bonjour tristesse
Endearing, self-absorbed, seventeen-year-old Cécile is the very essence of untroubled amorality. Freed from the stifling constraints of boarding school, she joins her father—a handsome, still-young widower with a wandering eye—for a carefree, two-month summer vacation in a beautiful villa outside of Paris with his latest mistress, Elsa. Cécile cherishes the free-spirited moments she and her father share, while plotting her own sexual adventures with a "tall and almost beautiful" law student. But the arrival of her late mother's best friend, Anne, intrudes upon a young girl's pleasures. And when a relationship begins to develop between the adults, Cécile and her lover set in motion a plan to keep them apart...with tragic, unexpected consequences. The internationally beloved story of a precocious teenager's attempts to understand and control the world around her, Françoise Sagan's Bonjour Tristesse is a beautifully composed, wonderfully ambiguous celebration of sexual liberation, at once sympathetic and powerfully unsparing.
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Among writers, Françoise Sagan ranks 309 out of 7,302Before her are Carlos Castaneda, Pierre Beaumarchais, Chrétien de Troyes, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Appian, and Antonin Artaud. After her are Ernst Jünger, C. S. Lewis, Gao Xingjian, Roger Martin du Gard, Gertrude Stein, and Guillaume de Machaut.

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Among people born in 1935, Françoise Sagan ranks 12Before her are Salman of Saudi Arabia, Woody Allen, José Mujica, Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, Kenzaburō Ōe, and Donald Sutherland. After her are Isao Takahata, Hussein of Jordan, Michel Aoun, Arvo Pärt, Erich von Däniken, and Ágota Kristóf. Among people deceased in 2004, Françoise Sagan ranks 9Before her are Marlon Brando, Ahmed Yassin, Jacques Derrida, Ray Charles, Juliana of the Netherlands, and Francis Crick. After her are Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, Czesław Miłosz, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Peter Ustinov, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and Susan Sontag.

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In France

Among people born in France, Françoise Sagan ranks 348 out of 6,770Before her are Claude Bernard (1813), John the Fearless (1371), Raymond Kopa (1931), Fernand Braudel (1902), Paul Barras (1755), and Antonin Artaud (1896). After her are Jean-Louis Trintignant (1930), Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633), Brigitte Macron (1953), Philippe Noiret (1930), Louis Renault (1843), and Olivier Messiaen (1908).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Françoise Sagan ranks 56Before her are Alphonse Daudet (1840), Paul Valéry (1871), Colette (1873), Pierre Beaumarchais (1732), Chrétien de Troyes (1135), and Antonin Artaud (1896). After her are Roger Martin du Gard (1881), Guillaume de Machaut (1300), Henri Charrière (1906), Ève Curie (1904), André Malraux (1901), and Théophile Gautier (1811).