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ISBN-10: 1564782891

ISBN-13: 9781564782892

Edition: 2003

Authors: Violette Leduc, Derek Coltman, Simone de Beauvoir, Deborah Levy

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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing
Publication date: 7/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 5.48" wide x 8.62" long x 1.46" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Violette Leduc had been publishing works of an autobiographical nature in France since 1945. But, aside from the enthusiastic support of Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre and certain other intellectuals, she had gone unnoticed until the publication of La Batarde (1964) propelled her to fame---in part, no doubt, for "the candor in the totally uninhibited descriptions of [her] Lesbian loves. . . . This, the story of [her] first forty years, is a courageous confession and a work of art, . . . a weird mixture of burning, naive, lucid, and unadorned sincerity . . . and of poetic inner monologue" (Henri Peyre, SR).