A Man's Placeby Annie Ernaux
Not since Francoise Sagan's Bonjour Tristesse has the world seen anything like it. Here is another young woman, romantically sensitive, quintessentially French, sharing the story of her awakening. In A Woman's Story, it is a wakening to pain -- the pain of loss, for her mother has just died. In a Man's Place, Ernaux explores the complex relationship with her father. Simple Passion -- the tender recollections of a young woman's obsessive affair with a married man -- crowns the trio.
"Graceful and beautifully written...Ernaux richly deserves her expanding international reputation." (New York Times)
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Born in 1940, ANNIE ERNAUX grew up in Normandy, studied at Rouen University, and began teaching high school. From 1977 to 2000, she was a professor at the Centre National d’Enseignement par Correspondance. Her books, in particular A Man’s Place and A Woman’s Story, have become contemporary classics in France. She won the prestigious Prix Renaudot for A Man's Place when it was first published in French in 1984. The English edition was a New York Times Notable Book and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The English edition of A Woman’s Story was a New York Times Notable Book.
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