“Of course the illusion of art is to make one believe…”

"Of course the illusion of art is to make one believe that great literature is very close to life, but exactly the opposite is true. Life is amorphous, literature is formal." – Francoise Sagan

"Of course the illusion of art is to make one believe..."


Actress Jean Seberg (left) and novelist Francoise Sagan (right) on the set of the film Bonjour Tristesse, made from Sagan’s successful novel with the same title, published when she was 18 years old.

Francoise Sagan’s obituary in The New York Times>>

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