DescriptionThe Years is a personal narrative of the period of 1941 to 2006 told through the lens of memory, impressions past and present--even projections into the future--photos, books, songs, radio, television, and decades of advertising and headlines, contrasted with intimate conflicts and written notes from six decades of diaries. Local dialect, words of the time, slogans, brands, and names for ever-proliferating objects are given a voice here. The voice we recognize as the author's continually dissolves and re-emerges. Ernaux makes the passage of time palpable. Time itself, inexorable, narrates its own course, consigning all other narrators to anonymity. A new kind of autobiography emerges, at once subjective and impersonal, private and collective. On its 2008 publication in France, The Years came as a surprise. Although Ernaux had, for years, been hailed as a beloved bestselling and award-winning author, The Years was in many ways a departure: both an intimate memoir written by entire generations and a story of generations telling a very personal story.
September 10, 2019
6.4 X 1.1 X 5.4 inches | 0.4 pounds
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About the Author
Annie Ernaux is an award-winning, bestselling French author who began her career writing fiction and later turned to autobiographies. Her novels have won many notable awards and recognitions, including the 2008 Marguerite Duras Prize, three New York Times Notable Books, and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1998. She is one of the seven founding members of Seven Stories Press.
Anna Bentinck is a British actress who trained at Arts Educational Schools and has worked extensively for BBC Radio. Winner of four AudioFile Earphones Awards, she has provided voices for many audiobooks and such animated series as 64 Zoo Lane. Her film credits include Alice in Wonderland and To the Devil a Daughter.