Frederic Beigbeder - Author

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Frédéric Beigbeder is a French writer, commentator critic and pundit. He was born into a privileged family in Neuilly-on-Seine. He studied at the Lycée Montaigne and Louis-le-Grand, and later at Sciences-Po. In 1994, he founded the "Prix de Flor" which is awarded annually to a promising young French author.

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A French Novel

A French Novel

Author: Frederic Beigbeder Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2017

Arrested for snorting cocaine off a car bonnet, award-winning author and quintessential dilettante Frederic Beigbeder reflects on his troubled childhood, while spending a night in police custody. Confined to a cell, Frederic Beigbeder's seeks escape in his childhood memories, only to discover he can recall just one. From this, he reconstructs both his past and that of his family; the glamour of Sixties Paris and his father's playboy life in New York, so distinct from the experiences of his soldier grandfather, whose lifespan Frederic has now exceeded. His arrest all over the tabloids, Frederic wonders if the time has come to grow up. `A French Novel' is a belated coming-of-age tale, profoundly tender and charmingly ironic.

Manhattan's Babe

Manhattan's Babe

Author: Frederic Beigbeder Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2016

A nostalgic and bittersweet love story, Manhattan's Babe is the English-language translation of French writer Frederic Beigbeder's latest novel, Oona & Salinger, published in 2014, a fictionalized account of the true-life love story of up-and-coming writer J.D. Salinger, 22, and Oona O'Neill, 16, the beautiful socialite daughter of the great American playwright. Their all-too-short romance blossomed during the summer of 1941, before the U.S. joined World War II. Then Salinger was drafted into the Army, and Oona went off to seek her fortune in Hollywood.

Oona & Salinger

Oona & Salinger

Author: Frederic Beigbeder Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

Încercând sa explice retragerea lui Salinger din viata publica în anul 1953, Frédéric Beigbeder imagineaza o poveste de dragoste sortita esecului, între romancierul emblematic al Americii, J.D. Salinger si Oona, fiica unui dramaturg nu mai putin celebru, Eugene O'Neill.LegA tura lor va înflori doar pentru scurtA vreme, chiar înainte de atacul de la Pearl Harbor. Oona va pleca sA -E i încerce norocul la Hollywood, iar Salinger va fi înrolat. ExperienE a rA zboiului îl va schimba complet, fA cându-l incompatibil cu spiritul rebel E i însetat de viaE A al Oonei.Nu vor trA i fericiE i pânA la adânci bA trâneE i. Aceste douA comete nu-E i vor mai intersecta cA ile niciodatA , însA aura Oonei va continua sA -l urmA reascA pe Salinger, chiar E i în cele mai întunecate clipe ale sale.Visul american nu se împlineE te nici pentru J.D. Salinger, nici pentru Oona – sau este, mai degrabA , un vis pervertit, sfA râmat de cruzimea rA zboiului E i a vieE ii.ExistA o vreme când oamenii par sA aE tepte o catastrofA care sA le E teargA toate problemele. Sunt anii dinainte de rA zboi. Nu e perioada cea mai prielnicA pentru a te îndrA gosti. – Frédéric BeigbederBeigbeder scrie magistral despre rA zboi E i dragoste, demitizând figuri ca Hemingway, Capote sau Chaplin E i creionând un portret sensibil E i emoE ionant al lui Salinger. – Le Figaro„A fost momentul în care Oona a surâs pentru a doua oarA în acea searA . Când Oona surâdea, cu pleoapele pe jumA tate închise, nici rumoarea nu se mai auzea. Era ca E i cum cineva ar fi scA zut volumul zgomotului lumii. În orice caz, Jerry asta simE ea: gura Oonei, contrastul dintre buzele-i roE ii E i dinE ii albi, pomeE ii înalE i, lacul de unghii de culoarea vinului, asortat buzelor sale cireE ii, aceastA perfecE iune de fatA din înalta societate îl fA cea sA surzeascA .“

GBP6.99 (formerly GBP9.99)

GBP6.99 (formerly GBP9.99)

Author: Frederic Beigbeder Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Octave Parengo, advertising genius, is about to hit rock bottom. His girlfriend has left him, his coke habit is out of control, and no matter what he does to get himself fired, he inevitably lands a promotion. It's only a matter of time before things get messy ...Scathing, hilarious, violent and tragic, this expose of advertising and universal consumerism by one of the most caustic authors of his generation makes GBP6.99 a truly unforgettable read. 'A stylistic cross between American Psycho and South Park' Time 'Two books in one. Both of them good' FHM

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