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Le piace Brahms?

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Al momento della pubblicazione di questo romanzo, alla fine degli anni Cinquanta, Françoise Sagan era un mito: rappresentava con la sua vita e i suoi scritti l'anticonformismo, la ribellione e soprattutto un nuovo modo di interpretare la femminilità. Protagonista di "Le piace Brahms?" è una donna sulla soglia dei quarantanni legata a un coetaneo e profondamente insoddisfat ...more
Paperback, I Delfini 107, 209 pages
Published 1966 by Bompiani (first published January 1st 1959)
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Neal Adolph
Let me be frank with you, goodreads world, and admit something. I tend not to read romance novels. Ok, that is an understatement. This is the first book I have ever read which I have seen fall into that category of literature. But I think, even outside of that category, I tend not to read novels that dedicate a good deal of time to the development of romantic relations, or, at least, I do not seek them out. For some reason, and perhaps it speaks to my bachelored existence, romance isn’t a relati ...more
Andrei Tamaş
Nu a fost tocmai genul meu de romanță, însă de-a lungul paginilor i-am avut în față pe Ingrid Bergman și pe Anthony Perkins, datorită memorabilei interpretări pe care aceștia au făcut-o în filmul care are la bază cartea de față, Goodbye Again(1961).
May 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Always and always will return to this Sagan. Personally, her best novella and I've read it, I think by now, countless times. It breaks my heart every single time. It's just indescribable how much I love it. When I read it for the first time I was much too young but it marked me for a lifetime.
Razvan Zamfirescu
Spicuiri din recenzia finala care se gaseste pe blogul meu


Scrie bine Sagan? Da. Dar este deranjantă repetiția obsesivă a vârstei protagoniștilor. Nici măcar în scrierile clasice în care se sublinia cât se poate de gros și apăsat oribilitatea pretendentului în vârstă la mâna eroinei principale nu se insista atât pe vârsta respectivului personaj. De atâtea ori se repetă vârstă lui Simon și cea a lui Paule încât ai senzația că participi la un concurs de me
May 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
This is a re-read for me. I was probably too young at my first attempt, but with me being closer to the age of the protagonist, the tale gains in poignancy and nuance. My infatuation with Ingrid Bergman and her portrayal of the main character in a claasic movie may also colour my positive reaction to the text.

The story is deceptively simple and we have read it a thousand times by now: a love triangle in the city of love, Paris. A woman forced to look at her mid-life options and trying to recaptu
Claudiu D.
Aug 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literatura
Um roman despre trei oameni care nu stiu cum sa iubeasca.
Un triunghi amoros format dintre Paule (o femeie de 39 de ani), Roger (un barbat de patruzeci si ceva de ani, nu este mentionata varsta exacta) si Simon (25 de ani). Toate aceste personaje nu stiu sa iubeasca sau si-au ratat sansa la iubire.

Simon o iubeste pe Paule, o iubire mai degraba adolescentina, prima, de altfel. Desi este un baiat frumos, el nu se ataseaza de nimeni pana la 25 de ani cand o cunoaste pe Paule. E un tanar care isi r
Jessie Read
Aug 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book, it's one of my favourites by Sagan. I discovered her through seeing a review of Bonjour Tristesse, and after reading that, I bought about 6 of her books. Aimez-vous Brahms, Bonjour Tristesse and Un Certain Sourire are by far my favourites.

Aimez-vous Brahms is a short story about love and the difficulties that come with it. 39 year old Paule is feeling lonely in her long term relationship with Roger, so turns to a passionate fling with young Simon Van den Besh, who
Aug 04, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nicolas Sarkozy
Shelves: read-2009
I've read two romance novels in my lifetime. The first, A Prescription for Love or STDs, was about a bunch of physically challenged people with weird eyes that sparkled, flaring nostrils and hair that was unruly. This, the second, was about a bunch of French lovers. And the French really know how to screw up and complicate love. Or maybe I just don't appreciate love's complexity. Or maybe I just don't give a shit. Anyway, the lady is old (39 years old! My goodness she's on death's bed). Her stup ...more
Apr 13, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Noramlly, I shy away from romantic novels. I made an exception with Aimez vous Brahms , which follows an older woman who has finally left her cheating lover. She then takes up another lover, a younger man, who defies convention by loving her. Despite the romantic overtones, it really is more a study of an aging woman who tries to change her life, but sadly fails in the end.
(I'm afraid they aren't selling any more copies of this book, though. I found mine by chance at Booksale and I haven't seen
Feb 18, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, in-en, 2013
How cheesy of me to be listening to Brahms while reading Aimez-vous Brahms... :))
Honestly pretty surprised I recognized most of the famous tunes, though I haven't listened to them in years (except for that lullaby that I hear even in my sleep). As for the book, I remember my mum had a copy when I was a teenager, but for some reason I never laid my hands on it. Was it the ugly cover and the poor paper? I find it sad that Sagan sees the forty year old woman as she does, stylish, fancy job and all,
Aug 15, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting read for this day and age, despite de slightly old-fashioned narrative style. Intriguing how regardless the apparent freedom, women were still unable to leave toxic relationships. It's also a good reflection on the double standard showcased by the French society in the '60s in terms of what was acceptable for women vs. men.
It made me think of Scott Fitzgerald's novels and love stories.
Goodbye Again, with Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Perkins, and Yves Montand, is one of my favorite films, so naturally I sought out this book. It's short, and I flew through it in a couple of hours. The film is very true to the book, and the casting--especially of Anthony Perkins--is really spot on. Roger is supposed to be a big guy, but it's hard to argue against Yves Montand.

I love this story.
Aug 08, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maybe too "sweet"..but the story - predictable - is touching..Anyway, the movie is magnificent!
J'ai détesté le début. J'ai adoré la fin. Un roman à la psychologie subtile et à l'écriture sensible. Très beau!
Jun 11, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un roman bunicel pentru un weekend liniștit, în natură, stând alene într-un hamac și citind ușor filă cu filă.

Despre niște oameni care nu știu a iubi, se tot învârt în jurul cozii și până la urmă, fiecare rămâne cu drama sa. Paule (39 de ani) nu are demnitate de femeie, iartă, tânjește, nu se lasă iubită cu adevărat de tânărul Simon (25 de ani) e prea „verde” ca să iubească cu adevărat, dar nici prea curajos să lupte pentru iubirea vieții lui. Roger prea fustangiu (vârsta nu i se specifică, dar
Jan 25, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Andrea by: Sarah
Älterer Mann bandelt mit bedeutungslosen jungen Frauen an, die ältere Frau mit einem nicht ganz so bedeutungslosen, viel zu gut aussehenden jungen Mann. Beschrieben werden die Profile von lauter sterbenden Menschen, die gefühlt andauernd durch Alleen fahren, dabei Händchen halten und Gesichter übereinander legen. Der konzentrierte Wille aller zum Unglück wird feinsinnig und in hübscher Sprache beschworen, so dass man nicht umhin kommt, den Glauben an eine Aufhebung der Einsamkeit wieder ganz neu ...more
Heba badr
: هل تحبين برامس وكأنها تكشف لها منطقة عظيمة من نفسها شملها النسيان ..تكشف لها كل ما نسيته كل الأسئله التى تعمدت ان تتجنب مواجهتها .هل تحبيبن برامس ؟وهل كانت تحب شيئا اخر غير نفسها وغير وحودها الخاص ؟اجل كانت تحب ستندال كانت تحب هذا الكاتب وتلك هلى العلة:كان بعلمها انها تحبه تغنيها عن مطالعته .. وربما كانت تعلم مجرد العلم ايضا أنها تحب روجيه فتستغنى بهذا العلم عن الحب .ورب شئ اكتسبته النفس واعتادته يطيب لها كما يطيب لنا ان نعرف طريقنا فى الحياة مسترشدين بعلامات سبق ان ثبتناها فى مرحله ما ..

Jul 22, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: próza
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Aug 27, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Quelle déception ! Ce livre est digne de n'importe quelle histoire d'amour qui s'écrit aujourd'hui pour adolescents, terriblement mièvre et pathétique ; les personnages sont assez antipathiques, le tout est d'une banalité à vomir…
The Master
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Les amoureux de Paris, ils sont toujours intéressants.
Ann Sokolova
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Timur Abakarov
Nov 17, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
worst book I've ever read
Lily Wonka
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it all until the stupid end.
Aimez- vous Brahms by Francoise Sagan

This is an interesting love story, which used to be weird, even forbidden one hundred years ago.
Come to think of it, even today, this kind of thing and many others are unthinkable in Saudi Arabia, the Islamic State (a new horrible apparition), Brunei and many other places, where the Sharia dictates that infidelity is punished by stoning.
In the past few days, many people have lost their heads, literally- in the Middle East and everybody talks with disgust and
Apr 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spoiler alert: This novel departs from the more frequent Sagan theme of young “party girls” who indulge themselves a little too much and typically end up with regrets. This time the heroine is Paule, age 39, who, at the novel’s beginning, contemplates her face in the mirror: “passant difficilement du rang de jeune femme au rang de femme jeune: Une femme qu’elle reconnaissait à peine” (9). Paule may not be an ingénue any more, but she is beautiful and successful—a professional interior decorator— ...more
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 09, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Literary Relish
After a thoroughly Russian June, I have really had to force myself to let my brain hang out a bit and get into the Frenchie Frenchiness I crave. After reading Françoise Sagan's novella Bonjour Tristesse earlier this year and really appreciating it, I was absolutely ready for another swift dose of precocious, aloof and sexy French characters, wrapped up in their (in the grand scheme of things) unimportant love affairs and struggling to release themselves from their ground hog lifestyle, however s ...more
Lora Grigorova
Aimez-vous Brahms:

Another amazing novel by Francoise Sagan left me speechless. As I already mentioned, her works are so intoxicating, so light and enjoyable, yet deep, emotional, and provocative. It took me exactly two days to finish Aimez-vous Brahms and bear in mind I have enough exams to study for.

Sagan has the rare talent to portray a rather simple and everyday story, which we have encountered several, maybe hundreds of times, in a way that raises que
Serdar KIZIL
Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Sizi de insan olmak görevinizi yapmamış olmakla suçluyorum. Bu ölüm adına, aşkı boşlamış, mutlu olmak görevine aldırmamış, kaçamak, olmayacak yollar deneyerek ve boyun eğerek yaşamış olmakla suçluyorum. Ölüme mahkûm edilmeniz gerekirdi, yaşama mahkûm ediliyorsunuz..."
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Born Françoise Quoirez, she grew up in a French, Catholic, bourgeois family. She was an independent thinker and avid reader as a young girl, and upon failing her examinations for continuing at the Sorbonne, she became a writer.

She went to her family's home in the south of France and wrote her first novel, Bonjour Tristesse, at age 18. She submitted it to Editions Juillard in January 1954 and it
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