Reading Romain Gary

Gary_Centenaire Welcome to the Reading Romain Gary page.

You’ll find information and posts about my favourite writer.

General blog posts:

Romain Gary forever Literature and life

Litlove : Hodwinked

Reviews of his books:

1945 : Éducation européenne

Passage à l’Est : Romain Gary et son Education européenne

1946 : Tulipe 1949 : Le Grand Vestiaire

1952 : Les Couleurs du jour

1956 : Les Racines du ciel (prix Goncourt)

James Henderson: Passion for freedom and dignity

Edith : Book review The Roots of Heaven by Romain Gary

Marina Sofia: #1956Club Romain Gary

1958 : L’Homme à la colombe

1960 : La Promesse de l’aube

Promise at Dawn from book to play

Vishy : Promise at Dawn by Romain Gary

Tom : You are going to be an Ambassador of France; your mother knows what she is saying – Romain Gary’s Promise at Dawn

Tom : She was, by now, in the throes of a particularly revolting literary seizure – Gary fights for the honor of the French uniform

Grant : Promise at Dawn

1961 : Johnnie Cœur (Theatre)

1965 : Pour Sganarelle (Frère Océan 1) (Non fiction)

1962 : Gloire à nos illustres pionniers (nouvelles)

Caroline: On some short stories by Romain Gary

1963 : Lady L.

Any time a noble and generous idea inflates until excessiveness, it becomes narrow-mindedness.

1965 : The Ski Bum

America, Switzerland, Outer Mongolia and Italy

1966 : Les Mangeurs d’étoiles (La Comédie américaine 1)

1967 : La Danse de Gengis Cohn (Frère Océan 2)

Whose mind am I in?

1968 : La Tête coupable (Frère Océan 3)

1969 : Adieu Gary Cooper (La Comédie américaine 2)

1970 : Chien blanc

White Dog by Romain Gary

Tony: White Dog by Romain Gary – A Racist dog

1971 : Les Trésors de la mer Rouge

1972 : Europa

1973 : Les Enchanteurs

Litlove : The Enchanters

1974 : Gros-Câlin

Life is a serious matter because of its futility Literarilly fantastic

1974 : La nuit sera calme (Fictional interview)

1974 : Les Têtes de Stéphanie

1975 : La Vie devant soi (prix Goncourt)


1975 : Au-delà de cette limite votre ticket n’est plus valable

Guy : Your Ticket is No Longer Valid

1976 : Pseudo

1977 : Charge d’âme

1977 : Clair de femme

1979 : La Bonne Moitié (Theatre)

1979 : L’Angoisse du roi Salomon

1979 : Les Clowns lyriques

1980 : Les Cerfs-volants

The Kites (Les cerfs-volants) by Romain Gary

The Kites by Romain Gary – supplement with spoilers

Lisa: The Kites, by Romain Gary, translated by Miranda Richmond Mouillot #BookReview

1981 : Vie et mort d’Émile Ajar (posthume)

1984 : L’Homme à la colombe

2014 : Le Vin des morts


  • Romain Gary, A Tall Story by David Bellos
  • Romain Gary by Dominique Bona
  • Romain Gary by Myriam Anissinov

Other books

  • S. ou l’espérance de vie by Alexandre Diego Gary
  • Romain, un certain regard by Lesley Blanch
  • Tombeau de Romain Gary by Nancy Huston
  • Lectures de Romain Gary.
  • Un certain M. Piekielny by François-Henri Désérable
  • Romain Gary s’en va-t-en guerre by Laurent Seksik

Blog:  Romain Gary & moi

  1. June 4, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Wonderful page, Emma! Thanks for posting this. It is a one-stop resource on all things Gary and I am looking forward to exploring some of the links in the future.


    • June 5, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      I aim to collect posts about Gary in the English language. There are a lot of them on the French blogosphere.


  2. N@ncy
    December 13, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    I agree with Vishy…one stop resource page! This will help me reading R. Gary in 2017!


    • December 13, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      I hope it helps. I recommend to start with La promesse de l’aube. Please come back and let me know how you liked it.

      Liked by 1 person

      • N@ncy
        December 13, 2016 at 9:54 pm

        ….I will keep you up-to-date.


        • December 13, 2016 at 10:02 pm

          Great, thanks


  3. Gavroche
    April 14, 2021 at 1:24 am

    Est-ce qu’une version en français existe pour votre site ?


    • April 14, 2021 at 6:38 am

      Bonjour, je suis désolée mais il n’y a pas de version en français.


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