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Francoise-Sagan Paris 1957 by Burt Glinn

Françoise Sagan, whose real name is Françoise Quoirez, is a French writter born on June 21, 1935 in Cajarc (Lot) and died on September 24, 2004 in Honfleur (Calvados). In 1960, in the midst of the Algerian war, she signed the Declaration on the Rights to Nobility in the Algerian War, which approved the insubordination of the conscripts in Algeria (this text is also known by the abbreviated name of Manifesto of 121). In May 1968, she arrives in the middle of a student rally at the Odeon theater where she is questioned: "Comrade Sagan came in his Ferrari to encourage the revolution? "False," she retorted. It's a Maserati! In April 1971 she signed the Manifesto of 343, better known as the Manifesto of the 343 sluts. She donates her Polish rights to Solidarność.

 

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"In fact, I was very surprised by the scandal this book caused. For three quarters of the people, the scandal of this novel was that a young woman could sleep with a man without getting pregnant, without having to get married. For me, the scandal in this story was that a character could lead by selfishness, selfishness, someone to kill himself."

 

"On this unknown feeling, whose boredom and meekness obsess me, I hesitate to affix the name, the beautiful grave name of sadness. "