Her Lover by Albert Cohen

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I said earlier that she "believed" she owned shares in the Journal de Genève. In reality, not having much of a clue about financial affairs, she regarded her shares and debentures as necessary but base matters which should be mentioned as little as possible and considered them unsuitable subjects for her attention. , bankers to the Auble family since the winding-up of the Auble Bank, an impeccably respectable firm, though she did suspect them of reading the Journal de Genève. ("But tolerance is my middle name: I quite understand that the gentlemen at the bank have to.

Instead, he disappeared from view and proceeded to amass materials for a novel which began where Solal had left off, feeling his way, pursuing the stream of his invention which turned into a river and then reached a delta, slow-moving but rich in alluvial deposits. By 1938, when Gallimard, who had been paying him an allowance against future royalties, intimated that some return would be in order, the manuscript had reached some three thousand pages. Cohen's answer was to extract chapters featuring the Valiant (whose antics made his daughter laugh) and take the tale of Solal up to the point where he goes forth to seduce Ariane.

But I never wore lipstick and never shall. It's dirty and it's common. I started learning Russian so I could talk with her and we'd be closer. We slept together. Yes, it was love, but pure, or very nearly. One Sunday, I discovered through Mariette, who often used to come to see me, that my aunt was leaving soon for Scotland. This made me feel awful, because I sensed very strongly that it was the life I was leading that was in effect driving her into exile. 'A few months later, during the Easter vacation, Varvara told me she had tuberculosis and couldn't go to the University any more.

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