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vrijdag 2 maart 2012

Welcome to this blog!

This blog, started on March 2th, 2012, is dedicated to the novel 'Our love'. It is a translation of 'Notre amour' by Roger Peyrefitte, author of 'Les amitiés particulières'. 'Notre amour' was published in 1978 and was never translated before.

The book is about the (sexual) relationship between Roger Peyrefitte and a fourteen-year-old lyceum student. It is autobiographical; the boy in the book stands for Alain-Philippe Malagnac de Argens de Villele, whom the author fell in love with during the shooting of the movie 'Les amitiés particulières' in 1964. The relationship lasted to the death of Alain in the year 2000.

In 'Our love' we see a man-boy relationship, which is endangerd by the illness of the boy, the secrecy that must be kept towards the outside world, the beautiful boys the boy meets during his holiday, a fountain-pen, a loan of one hundred and fifty thousand francs and finally, the boy's insecurity. But Love survives in the end!

Click here to read the book:

Photograph: Alain-Philippe Malagnac

5 opmerkingen:

  1. Nice to see a translation of this. I own the book in French and was meaning to translate it as well. It is good to see it in English though due to its subject matter, it will never be published in English now.

  2. Thanks a lot for the translation.

  3. Could his other book, Special Friendships, be put up?

  4. In fact, the novel was published in 1967. I remember reading it in 1968, at a friend's big house were I was alone for two or three months. I still love it !

  5. Thanks: have you thought of putting this up as a Kindle book or on Smashwords?