They offer complex visions of a young artist dead before his time, of a persecuted gay poet, and of a bon vivant felled by stroke.
That is, until he decides to adopt a bon vivant alter ego—the ascot-wearing, chain-smoking Francois.
Since arriving in Washington in 1990, Boehner has played up his bon vivant image.
Most English statesmen have been either free livers or with a touch of the bon vivant in them.
"She was feather-brained," continued the bon vivant, with a blas shrug.
His intimacy and friendship for Jan Steen, that excellent painter and bon vivant, seems to have led him into much inconvenience.
Besides this, the padre was a bon vivant and devoted lover of fish.
This, to one who was decidedly a bon vivant, was a great annoyance.
I need not mention that he was a bon vivant, a most joyous, yet a most discreet one.
The child Henri continued his precocious career from the day when he first became a bon vivant and a connoisseur of wine.