A Life of Her Own: The Transformation of a Countrywoman in 20th-Century France

A Life of Her Own: The Transformation of a Countrywoman in 20th-Century France

by Emilie Carles, Robert Destanque
     
 

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First published in France in 1977, this autobiography vivifies the captivating Carles from her peasant origins in a tiny Alpine village through her work as a teacher, farmer, mother, feminist and political activist.

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First published in France in 1977, this autobiography vivifies the captivating Carles from her peasant origins in a tiny Alpine village through her work as a teacher, farmer, mother, feminist and political activist.

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First published in France in 1977, this autobiography vivifies the captivating Carles from her peasant origins in a tiny Alpine village through her work as a teacher, farmer, mother, feminist and political activist. Photos. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140169652
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
938,373
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Phyllis Theroux
The story of Emilie Carles should have died untold, when she did. French peasant women don't ordinarily write autobiographies. But every once in a while, a human being is born into a class and she is simple too large to be contained by it. A Life of Her Own is the story of one of these exceptions. Emily Carles was a tough, fiercely intelligent woman who threw everything into her life and survived to make a tale of it. I loved it. And her.
—(Phyllis Theroux)

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