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That Mad Ache & Translator, Trader by Françoise Sagan
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really liked it

I hadn't read Francoise Sagan since I was in high school, when I had to do a translation of "Bonjour Tristesse" for class. What fun it was to read "That Mad Ache", which seems like a frivolous tale of the overprivleged in 1950's Paris, but is actually an insightful character study. The main character, Lucile, is so immature frustrating as a person, but compelling enough to hold your attention. The other side of the book is "Translator, Trader" which is an interesting mini-book (100 pp) about the art of translation by Douglas Hofstadter.

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June 15, 2009 – Finished Reading
July 13, 2009 – Shelved

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