By Gill Rye, Michael Worton
The Nineties witnessed an explosion in women's writing in France, with a very fascinating new iteration of writer's coming to the fore, akin to Christine Angot, Marie Darrieussecq and Regine Detambel. different authors corresponding to Paule consistent, Sylvie Germain, Marie Redonnet and Leila Sebbar, who had started publishing within the Nineteen Eighties, claimed their mainstream prestige within the Nineties with new texts.
The ebook presents an up to date creation to an research of recent women's writing in modern France, together with either new writers of the Nineties and their extra verified counter-parts. The editors' incisive advent situates those authors and their texts on the centre of the present traits and matters relating French literary creation this day, while fifteen unique essays concentrate on person writers.
The quantity contains professional bibliographies on each one author, incorporating English translations, significant interviews, and key severe stories. Quotations are given in either French and English throughout.
An important learn source, this publication is written in a transparent and available type and may be of curiosity to the final reader in addition to to scholars of all degrees, to academics of quite a lot of classes on French tradition, and to professional researchers of French and Francophone literature.
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E) the diversity of the contexts of its writing; (f) a ‘highly intertextual character’ via citations and references to reading (pp. –). Autobiography is ‘a patchwork assembled out of this disparateness’ (p. ), a genre characterised by ‘indeﬁnition’ (p. ). ), A History of Women’s Writing in France, pp. –). Notwithstanding the already-recognised hybrid nature of autobiography, our own point here, as in note , concerns the structuring principles of categorisation. Until the publication of L’Inceste, Angot’s texts were categorised as roman (novel).
2 Equally enduring has been the thematic interest in the notion of identity. Indeed, identity, and more speciﬁcally the quest for identity, remains at the very core of Redonnet’s work. It is even possible to argue that the texts of the s are merely updated or modernised versions of the story played out in the earlier texts, with the following proviso: if the quest for identity taking place in the texts of the s is a predominantly female one, that quest has been broadened out in the more recent texts to include a number of central male characters whose sense of identity is as fragile as that of their female predecessors.
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Women's Writing in Contemporary France: New Writers, New literatures in the 1990s by Gill Rye, Michael Worton