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La Bâtarde

Author: Violette Leduc; Simone de Beauvoir; Derek Coltman
Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux [1965]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An obsessive and revealing self-portrait of a remarkable woman humiliated by the circumstances of her birth and by her physical appearance, La Bâtarde relates Violette Leduc's long search for her own identity through a series of agonizing and passionate love affairs with both men and women. When first published, La Bâtarde earned Violette Leduc comparisons to Jean Genet for the frank depiction of her sexual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bilingual books
Biography
Autobiography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Leduc, Violette, 1907-1972.
Bâtarde.
New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux [1965]
(OCoLC)654849538
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Violette Leduc; Simone de Beauvoir; Derek Coltman
OCLC Number: 1028308
Description: xviii, 488 pages 25 cm
Responsibility: Violette Leduc, with a foreword by Simone de Beauvoir. Translated from the French by Derek Coltman.

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An obsessive and revealing self-portrait of a remarkable woman humiliated by the circumstances of her birth and by her physical appearance, La Bâtarde relates Violette Leduc's long search for her own identity through a series of agonizing and passionate love affairs with both men and women. When first published, La Bâtarde earned Violette Leduc comparisons to Jean Genet for the frank depiction of her sexual escapades and immoral behavior. A confession that contains portraits of several famous French authors, this book is more than just a scintillating memoir like that of Henry Miller, Leduc's brilliant writing style and attention to language transform this autobiography into a work of art. -- Amazon.com.

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