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by Lady Jill
Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: A Transatlantic Love Affair
Topic: ATLA Question #17 - The Summer of 1950
Replies: 23
Views: 2535

Re: ATLA Question #17 - The Summer of 1950

Lady Jill said Those are nutty reasons. I have never understood from the beginning of the book why she had the two lovers. Two? Ok I’m biting my tongue here. :lol: Two was a slow time for Simone until she got a little older. Ah yes, the French. But the two I was referring to were Algren and Satre.
by Lady Jill
Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: A Transatlantic Love Affair
Topic: ATLA Question #17 - The Summer of 1950
Replies: 23
Views: 2535

Re: ATLA Question #17 - The Summer of 1950

Thanks Liz for all those marvelous visuals to match the Summer of '50! I'll add my mark to wierdness, but that's what I have been saying all along. Simone acted, to me, very childlike in her relationships. I can only guess what Algren's coldness must have been in his letters, prior to her arriving a...
by Lady Jill
Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: A Transatlantic Love Affair
Topic: ATLA Question #11 - Giving Algren permission
Replies: 15
Views: 1726

Re: ATLA Question #11 - Giving Algren permission

nebraska, I am in agreement with you. It was a contol issue with Simone, not that she actually knew it or thought it.
Lady Jill
by Lady Jill
Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: A Transatlantic Love Affair
Topic: ATLA Question #12 - The Early Contingent Affairs
Replies: 23
Views: 2189

Re: ATLA Question #12 - The Early Contingent Affairs

:goodvibes: Such enjoyment to read all your comments! My take on all these affairs is that it all seems natual of the times! Viva La France! as also was in the US. Everyone was having affairs - remember free love? And I must say I have always had an impression that the French led the way. so perhaps...
by Lady Jill
Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: A Transatlantic Love Affair
Topic: ATLA Question #8 - Terms of Endearment
Replies: 12
Views: 881

Re: ATLA Question #8 - Terms of Endearment

What’s up with Simone calling Nelson “Husband”? Note that, at times, she had called Sartre that too in her letters to him. But it is only for periods of time that she addresses each in that regard. What is the significance of that, do you think? And why do you think, at times, she takes a breather ...
by Lady Jill
Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: A Transatlantic Love Affair
Topic: ATLA Question #7 ~ Algren and Other Authors
Replies: 20
Views: 1160

Re: ATLA Question #7 ~ Algren and Other Authors

Both were in WWII, Algren enlisted in the U.S. army in 1942 and Kerouac joined the Navy in 1943 for six moneths before being discharged for schizophrenia. Schizophrenia! That's interesting! :giddy: I got myself through On the Road, grimacing a lot. I'm sorry, but just didn't see what everyone saw i...
by Lady Jill
Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: A Transatlantic Love Affair
Topic: ATLA Question #7 ~ Algren and Other Authors
Replies: 20
Views: 1160

Re: ATLA Question #7 ~ Algren and Other Authors

it seems to me that Kerouac was more of a writer describing his personal experience, and Algren was more like journalist describing what he saw around him. It does seem to me that both were concerned with wanting to describe what they saw and experienced with the intent of changing society. DITHOT:...
by Lady Jill
Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: A Transatlantic Love Affair
Topic: ATLA Question #6 - Two Women
Replies: 20
Views: 1259

Re: ATLA Question #6 - Two Women

I am thoroughly, as usual, enjoying these conversations. Some concern this time because I began, slowly then more quickly like all of us, to tire of this Simone. But, now, the conversations make me look and look again. That is what I love about this Noodlemantra thingy -- the insights, and the back...
by Lady Jill
Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: A Transatlantic Love Affair
Topic: ATLA Question #6 - Two Women
Replies: 20
Views: 1259

Re: ATLA Question #6 - Two Women

My take on this question: I think he is addressing her writing vs. her in person, hence two women. I believe authors can write just about anything they can, like an artist, but appear quite differently in person, babbling about stuff. As for agreeing with Algren? Back to that again, yes, where are h...
by Lady Jill
Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: A Transatlantic Love Affair
Topic: ATLA Question #5 - The Crocodile and the Frog
Replies: 18
Views: 1143

Re: ATLA Question #5 - The Crocodile and the Frog

OK I'll jump in. My first reation is not to analize it but - my words: She is as nutty at as fruitcake! It's like she was challenging him all the time, trying to get a rise out of him and then turns around, a LOT, and puts him down, balling him out for this and that. THEN at the end of her letters s...
by Lady Jill
Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: A Transatlantic Love Affair
Topic: ATLA Question #1 - Spiritual & Creative Suicide?
Replies: 18
Views: 994

Re: ATLA Question #1 - Spiritual & Creative Suicide?

Sorry I'm late. I thought questions were starting Oct. 15! And this last week I've been elsewhere. So I'll jump in here: When I first was into the book say 50 pages - this romance stuff between our characters seemed like a huge physical infatuation! Simone writes like a school girl with her first sh...
by Lady Jill
Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: A Transatlantic Love Affair
Topic: ATLA Tidbit #16 ~ More Authors
Replies: 7
Views: 4391

Re: ATLA Tidbit #16 ~ More Authors

Yes, Gemini, There was a recent movie on Capote. I think Hoffman got an Academy Award for his part. As I remember he was portraded ( is this a word?? ) as being pretty scewy - Capote, that is. So much reading about all these people. Whew. I'm feeling I've almost lost the words in my mind from ATLA! ...
by Lady Jill
Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: A Transatlantic Love Affair
Topic: ATLA Tidbit #6 ~ Paris in WWII
Replies: 10
Views: 4928

Re: ATLA Tidbit #6 ~ Paris in WWII

Just re-read. Can you believe Charles de Gaulle addressed the people of France from London - telling them to fight the Germans. What kind of a message is that? Why wasn't he in Paris leading?

Where's that history teacher?? :eyebrow: '
Lady Jill
by Lady Jill
Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: A Transatlantic Love Affair
Topic: ATLA Tidbit #6 ~ Paris in WWII
Replies: 10
Views: 4928

Re: ATLA Tidbit #6 ~ Paris in WWII

I had no idea how much France was involved in WWII. History, at best in a US high school was, at best, dry and boring to me. What I really found interesting here was the concept of French communists. In Force of Circumstances, Simone talks a lot about them in the aftermath of the war - as still bein...
by Lady Jill
Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: A Transatlantic Love Affair
Topic: ATLA Tidbit #5 ~ Jean-Paul Sartre
Replies: 8
Views: 5516

Re: ATLA Tidbit #5 ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

gemini wrote:
nebraska wrote:
[ :yikes: That may put to rest my theory about size mattering.

:biglaugh:


Oh Gemini! You made my day!! :rotflmao: :harhar: !

Lady Jill

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