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Women's Writing in Twenty-first-century France : Life as Literature, Hardback Book

Women's Writing in Twenty-first-century France : Life as Literature Hardback

Edited by Amaleena Damle, Gill Rye


Women's Writing in Twenty-First Century France is the first book-length publication on women-authored literature of this period, and comprises a collection of challenging critical essays that engage with the themes, trends and issues, and with the writers and their texts, of the first decade of the twenty-first century. PART ONE: Women's Writing in Twenty-First-Century France: Trends and Issues1.

Women's writing in twenty-first-century France: introduction, Amaleena Damle and Gill Rye2.

What `passes'?: French women writers and translation into English, Lynn Penrod3.

What women read: contemporary women's writing and the bestseller, Diana HolmesPART TWO: Society, Culture, Family4.

Vichy, Jews, enfants caches: French women writers look back, Lucille Cairns5.

Wives and daughters in literary works representing the harkis, Susan Ireland6. (Not) seeing things: Marie NDiaye, (negative) hallucination and `blank' metissage, Andrew Asibong7.

Rediscovering the absent father, a question of recognition: Despentes, Tardieu, Lori Saint-Martin8.

Babykillers: Veronique Olmi and Laurence Tardieu on motherhood, Natalie EdwardsPART THREE: Body, Life, Text9.

The becoming of anorexia and text in Amelie Nothomb's Robert des noms propres and Delphine de Vigan's Jours sans faim, Amaleena Damle10.

The human-animal in Ananda Devi's texts: towards an ethics of hybridity?, Ashwiny O.

Kistnareddy11. Embodiment, environment and the re-invention of self in Nina Bouraoui's life-writing, Helen Vassallo12.

Irreverent revelations: women's confessional practices of the extreme contemporary, Barbara Havercroft13.

Contamination anxiety in Annie Ernaux's twenty-first-century texts, Simon KempPART FOUR: Experiments, Interfaces, Aesthetics14.

Experience and experiment in the work of Marie Darrieussecq, Helena Chadderton15.

Interfaces: verbal/visual experiment in new women's writing in French, Shirley Jordan16. `Autofiction + x = ?': Chloe Delaume's experimental self-representations, Deborah B.

Gaensbauer17. Beyond Antoinette Fouque (Il y a deux sexes) and beyond Virginie Despentes (King Kong theorie)?

Anne Garreta's sphinxes, Owen Heathcote18. Amelie the aesthete: art and politics in the world of Amelie Nothomb, Anna Kemp19.

Conclusion, Amaleena Damle and Gill Rye


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320 pages, No
  • Publisher: University of Wales Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9780708325889



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