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Now an Award-Winning Film “‘Happening’ recounts what it was like to be a young woman whose life changed — and world ominously narrowed — in 1963 with an unwanted pregnancy….It feels urgently of the moment.” —The New York Times
A personal narrative of the period 1941 to 2006 told through the lens of memory, impressions past and present—even projections into the future—contrasted with intimate conflicts and writing notes from six decades of diaries. A masterpiece.
“[T]he story of a woman in the twentieth century who has lived fully, sought out pain and happiness equally and then committed her findings truthfully on paper. Her life is our inheritance.” —The Guardian
“[N]ot a confession but a kind of personal epistemology. … One way to read Ernaux’s book is as an attempt to understand that opaque, painful, essential process of ‘becoming.’” —The New Yorker
“[T]he little indignities and abjections of both obsession and abandonment—Ernaux tells with calm, almost tranquillized matter-of-factness [that] feels like determination, truth to self, clarity of purpose.” —The Washington Post
“Ernaux courageously bears witness both to complex multiple truths of family relationships and to the fierce persistence of family love.” —Washington Post
“[A] tender, tough and moving tribute to her mother’s life and death. . . Ernaux attempts to explain—or, perhaps, merely to understand—the complex roots and blossoms of a mother/daughter relationship.” —Washington Times
A striking portrait of a woman after a love affair has ended. Annie Ernaux pulls the reader through every step of jealousy, of a woman’s need to know who has replaced her in a lost beloved’s life.
Taking the form of journal entries over the course of seven years, Exteriors concentrates on the ephemeral encounters that take place just on the periphery of a person’s lived environment.
Narrating his slow ascent towards material comfort, Ernau’s cold observation in A Man’s Place reveals the shame that haunted her father throughout his life.
Publisher : Seven Stories Press (October 4, 2022)
Language : English
Paperback : 240 pages
ISBN-10 : 1644212196
ISBN-13 : 978-1644212196
Item Weight : 9.1 ounces
Dimensions : 5.53 x 0.66 x 8.28 inches