Reading the book I chose for my school´s literature assignment, I could not help but think just how much 50 Shades of Grey ( which I have not read but read about ) resembled the hype created more than 50 years ago.
The book I was reading, ¨Bonjour Tristesse¨ by Françoise Sagan was a huge world scandal in its time. Lame by todays´s standards, it was written in 1953 when the author was just 17 and published a year later. It became a huge success in a snap.
Making open suggestions of sex, a budding homosexuality / bisexuality interlaced with teenage angst and wrong doing, it was written not just by a woman who dared but a teenager at that .
It became an instant hit and catapulted the author into instant stardom and recognition. If not for her literary prowess, for the notoriety of the novel…
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