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My fashion illustration of the day + book review / Moja modna ilustracija dana + ogled knjige ( Le Diable au corps) 6.12.2016



This morning I read an amazing novel. Le Diable au corps (translated as The Devil In the Flesh) is a novel by Raymond Radiquet. Believe it or not, this was by first book by this French writer. I don't think I even heard of him before, which is odd, but well, it happens. In his time, Raymond was quite a celebrity and he is still considered as one of the important French writers of that period. Did I like this novel? Quite frankly, I loved it. I just couldn't put this novel down. I must have read it an hour or so. I got up a bit more earlier this morning so I actually had time to read it with my morning coffee (it is not a very long novel but still it is amazing how easy it was to find one's self glued to those pages). Perhaps I should make it a habit, getting up more early so I can read more. 

Jutros sam pročitala divan roman. Đavo u tijelu  (naslov izvornika Le Diable au corps) je roman Raymonda Radiqueta. Vjerovali ili ne, ovo je moj prvi roman ovoga pisca. Mislim da nikad prije nisam čula za njega, što je neobično, ali događa se. U svoje vrijeme Raymond je bio zvijezda, a i danas se smatra jednim od važnih francuskih pisaca toga vremena. Je li mi se svidio ovaj roman? Veoma. Jednostavno ga nisam mogla odložiti. Sigurno sam ga pročitala u sat ili tako nešto. Jutros sam ustala malo ranije tako da sam ga mogla pročitati uz jutarnju kavu ( to nije dugačak roman, ali opet nevjerovatno je koliko se je lako jednostavno zalijepiti se za stranice). Možda bi mi to trebala biti nova navika, ustajati rano da mogu više čitati. 



Raymond was born in 1903 and died in 1923, when he was only 20 years old. I suppose that his premature departure might have had something to do with the high sales of this novel, but if this book is anything to go by, he really was an amazingly talented writer.  This novel tells a story about a sixteen year old that falls in love and has an affair with a married woman (who is nineteen herself so in a way she is still a girl too). The story is set in the time of the first world war and it was published shortly after it. It caused a scandal when it was published, which makes me think of this book (which was also considered shocking at its time). However, I doubt that this novel would raise any eyebrows today.  There are no explicit or graphic scenes in the novel  but it does talk about adultery quite openly.  Is it a bit reminiscent of Anna Karenina? I would say yes, the female protagonist does make me think of Anna for more reasons than one. Anyhow, I do recommend this novel. 


Raymond je rođen 1903. a umro je 1923. godine. kada je imao samo 20 godina. Pretpostavljam da  je njegov prerani odlazak potpomogao prodaju romana, ali sudeći po ovoj knjizi, doista je bio nevjerovatno talentiran pisac. Ovaj roman priča priču šestaestogodišnjega mladića koji se zaljubljuje i ima vezu s udanom ženom (mada se i nju može nazvati djevojkom jer joj je tek devetnaest godina).  Priča je smještena u vrijeme prvoga svjetskoga rata, a  izdana je nedugo nakon rata, izazivajući skandal po objavljivanju (što me podsjeća na ovaj roman). No, mislim da danas ovaj roman i ne bi izazvao čuđenje. Nema nikakvih eksplicitnih ili napadnih scena u njemu. Istina, priča o preljubu na otvoren način. Podsjeća li na Anu Kareninu? Rekla bi da, ženski glavi lik me na više načina podsjeća na nju. U svakom slučaju, preporučila bi ovaj roman. 










What does this novel have to do with my painting of the day? Well, nothing really. I just wanted to share this recommendation. I might write a longer review soon. My illustration is actually inspired by an outfit that I wore many Summers ago. Is it a case of Summer Nostalgia? I don't think so. I'm happy that it is Autumn. I even don't mind the cold weather we're been having. Perhaps it will even help us get rid of all those nasty viruses that have been going around. That's me. Always an optimist. At least when it comes to short term plans.I also made a video, just in case anyone is interested in seeing the painting process. I wasn't very active on my YouTube channel so far, but you never know- that might change soon. At any rate, I plan to make a few more of these videos.

Kakve veze roman ima s mojom ilustracijom dana? Pa zapravo nikakve. Samo sam htjela podijeliti ovu preporuku. Možda napišem i duži ogled uskoro. Moja ilustracija je zapravo nadahnuta odjevnom kombinacijom koju sam nosila prije dosta ljeta. Je li u pitanju nostalgija za ljetom? Mislim da nije. Drago mi je što je jesen. Čak mi ne smeta ni hladnije vrijeme. Možda nam pomogne da se riješimo svih tih ružnih virusa koji se vrte uokolo. To sam ja. Vječni optimist. Barem što se tiče kratkoročnih planova. Napravila sam i video, ukoliko nekoga zanima proces slikanja. Nisam bila vrlo aktivna na svome YouTube kanalu u zadnje vrijeme, ali nikada ne znate- to se ubrzo može promijeniti. Svakako ću napraviti barem još nekoliko ovakvih videa. 











Comments

  1. It's great how you always find time to fit reading into your schedule. It's important make time to do the things we love right :) The outfit in this illustration is making me a little nostalgic for the summer. I just fought off a cold before it fully developed and I'm not looking forward to have to do that again.

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  3. The illustration is beautiful:)
    Have a great day!
    kisses

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  4. Wow! this illustration is actually really good!

    Joyce | Joycentricity

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    1. thank you Joyce. I'm happy you like it.

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  5. Moram priznati da ni ja nisam čula za tog pisca pa sam nešto novo naučila ;) Svakako zvuči zanimljivo. Volim Anu Karenjinu pa mi je svaka asocijacija na nju sama po sebi privlačna. Da znaš, dobra ti je to ideja o ustajanju ranije za više vremena za čitanje, mada ja moram da smislim nešto drugo jer sam prepodne najproduktivnija pa čitanje i ostalo ostavljam za drugi deo dana. Divna je ilustracija i stvarno se divim sa kojom lakoćom barataš četkicom :)

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    1. znam...i meni mozak obično ujutro najbolje radi pa se tada uhvatim posla, ali otkada me ova viroza uhvatila treba mi više da dođem sebi.

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  6. Sviđa mi se ilustracija, izgleda(š) snažno.
    Što se tiče autora, nešto ne štima, ako je rođen 1903. i umro 1933., nije imao 20 godina ;) Nisam dosad čula za njega, ali bih rado pročitala ovaj roman.

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    1. najsmiješnije je što sam to išla ispraviti, napisala sam prvo 1920 pa sam onda ispravila dodavanjem još jednoga desetljeća:)

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  7. As usual amazing pics) Thanks for sharing)
    http://beyoutiful.com.ua

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  8. Non conosco la novella Ivana ma il processo di pittura è fantastico
    Un bacio

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  9. Dear Ivana, sounds really like a very good novel! I have to admit I didn't read it so far but obviously I really should do this. Thanks for sharing and as usual I like your illustration - I have a weakness for your sense of colours <3
    Liebe Grüße, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  10. I havent heard of this writer before. He was so young.

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  11. Wow! It look so pretty!!!Have a successful day dear!

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  12. I always find it so tragic that talented individuals die so young. I think of a wonderful composer called George Butterworth who wrote a wonderful piece called, 'A Shropshire lad' and died in ww1. And also Mozart of course! I'd be intrigued to read it.

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    1. yes, so many great artists died young....it's so sad when one thinks about it because it is a great loss for the art.

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  13. The Devil In the Flesh must be quite a compelling story if you couldn't put it down. It's so sad that the author passed away at such a young age. To think of the other stories he probably had in him...

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  14. Divna ideja i bas mi se dopada kako su dosla na tu ideju.Sto da ne!

    Kiss

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  15. The book sounds interesting! SURELY you have read some books by French authors before? Haven't you read the Three Musketeers!?

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    1. I've read tons of book by French authors. This was my first from this particular author. He died young so he didn't write much.

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  16. I can get lost in books and this one sounds like it's going to be fun and fast read if it is in English, heheh. It's so cool that you're branching out to YouTube! I hope I get to see the videos soon as I did not find a link here. Maybe you could do a video showing how you paint, step by step. I think that would be fun for you. Always a delight to see your fashion art illustration and I really like the simplicity of the long-haired girl standing with her back facing the sun as I'd do the same here because it can get really scorching hot! Luckily it rained today and I'm grateful. Have a beautiful day dear :) <3

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