Ingrid Caven
Ingrid Caven
A Novel
Translated by Michael Pye

  • Winner of the Prix Goncourt 2000

A novel about the life of German cabaret singer and film actress Ingrid Caven, who was once director Rainer Werner Fassbinder's star, and his wife, muse to Yves Saint Laurent, and a protege of Pierre Berge. Consisting of memories, mixing real and invented people and events, Ingrid Caven reveals the cold heart of the European counterculture of the 1970s, an era of celebrity glitz, cocaine-fueled excess, gay bathhouses, and young idealists-turned-terrorists. Ingrid Caven was an immediate bestseller in France, where it sold over 235,000 copies in its first year of publication. It has been translated into 18 languages.

Jean-Jacques Schuhl is a Parisian dandy who lives with Ingrid Caven and who had not published a book for twenty years until this one.

Title Ingrid Caven
Subtitle A Novel
Translated by Michael Pye
Prize Winner of the Prix Goncourt 2000
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Title First Published 01 June 2004
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 250 p.
ISBN-10 0872864278
ISBN-13 9780872864276
Publication Date 01 June 2004
Main content page count 250
Dimensions 5 x 8 in.
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $12.95

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