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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Patti Smith, who brought Astragal to the attention of New Directions, contributes an enthusiastic introduction to one of her favorite writers. Or even balance herself. Autobiographical novel of teenaged French-Algerian girl, her escape from a youth reformatory prison, relationship with a petty criminal who picks her up, and carving out of a temporary life on the Parisian streets.

Astragal tells the story of Albeftine, a young woman who breaks her ankle in a daring escape from prison. In reality, such freedom for Sarrazin may earrazin difficult, even impossible, but in a narrative, semi-fictional form, I wanted it for Anne. Several times she almost breaks away, travelling to the coast, but she is always drawn back to the Parisian underworld they both inhabit.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Preview — Astragal by Albertine Astragapo. Although asrragalo was intelligent and did well in her studies, Albertine’s family sent her to a reformatory school in Marseille. Albertine Sarrazin 17 September — 10 July was a French author.

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Het bovenstaande toont alweer aan dat de appreciatie van een boek altijd subjectief en zeer persoonlijk is. Adopted and bought to France, she was an intelligent child, particularly good at Latin and Maths, but was abused by a member of her asteagalo family and placed in a reformatory school.


Albertine was born in Algeria inand was abandoned by her parents as a baby.

The novel’s prose is a winding road, here clever and here needlessly obfuscating. I honestly thought I would enjoy this more. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. A surprisingly lyrical and well told narrative, and a compelling individual as well.

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As they travel through nights and days together, they fall in love and must do whatever they can to survive, living their lives always on the edge of danger. Within that dysfunctional family, she was abused by a family member and constantly quarreling with them, which led to an intense fl for authority that stayed with her the rest of her life.

Written by Sstragalo while serving time behind bars this semi-autobiographical novel tells the story of Anne, who after jumping to freedom from prison fractures her ankle and is found by the side of the road by Julian who also happens to be on the runthey journey together, quickly form a bond, and romance soon follows.

She was my guide through the nights of one hundred sarazin. Largely autobiographical, to take the most obvious, tragic and in a way least interesting fact: By no means is it terrible.

Her luminous eyes led me through the darkness of my youth. In the opening scene, Anne Albertine Sarrazin’s nickname escapes from the window of a prison, fracturing the astragalus bone of her ankle when she jumps. Nah, he made sure of it.


More important than this, though, is the mental effect of freedom: The novel opens with her escape from jail, during which she fractures her ankle badly. Ce roman de jeunesse laisse entrevoir un potentiel qu’elle n’a pas su utiliser totalement. Oct 31, Louise Strandendahl rated it it was ok. I’m not going to say I didn’t enjoy this book, because certain moments and particularly the last couple of chapters did capture me, and I found myself wanting to see how things would end up.

But, for me, the lure of the book also left it metaphorically and thematically unsatisfying. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. It was a Black Cat paperback edition Astragal burst onto the French literary scene in astagalo its fiery and vivacious style was entirely new, and Sarrazin became a celebrity overnight. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Albertine Sarrazin

Share your thoughts with other customers. Picked up by the stranger Julian on a nearby road, he becomes her guardian and her lover. Hiding her first at his mother’s house, as any good son would do, he later shifts her around to other hideouts owned by minor criminal acquaintances of his. It also captured a certain style similar to that of a Jean-Luc Godard movie. I didn’t particularly enjoy being in Anne’s head all the time.