Thérèse and Isabelle

Violette Leduc (Author) Michael Lucey (Afterword by)
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Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
Feminist Press
Publish Date
June 30, 2015
Pages
176
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.4 X 0.6 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781558618893

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About the Author

Violette Leduc (1907-1972) has been referred to as France's greatest unknown writer. Admired by Jean Genet, Nathalie Sarraute, and Albert Camus, Leduc was championed by Simone de Beauvoir when she published her scandalous autobiography La Batarde (1964). Like Therese and Isabelle, many of her audacious novels are largely inspired by her life. She is the subject of Martin Provost's biopic, Violette (2013).

Reviews

"This is all the raw urgency of female adolescent sexuality: its energy and intensity, the push-pull of excitement, its dangers and glories, building to a coming explosion." --Kate Millett, author of Mother Millett

"Read it in one sitting... Literally breathless. This first-person torch song for 'the pink brute' reminds us why French schoolgirls are the emblem for naughty passions as literary classics." --Sarah Schulman, author of The Gentrification of the Mind

"School-aged, yet sage in their desires, Thérèse and Isabelle called forth an endless night--a dark and delicate space for them to explore the complexity of their love. I have waited a very long time to slip back into the unexpurgated, delicious darkness with these iconic lesbian lovers." --Amber Dawn, author of How Poetry Saved My Life