GIRL - A NOVEL

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B>b>From the acclaimed author of Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, a deeply personal and insightful account of being a girl, woman, and mother in a world that sees the feminine as less than./b>/b>br>br>Born in 1959 to a middle-class family, Laurence Barraqué grows up with her sister in the northern city of Rouen. Her father is a doctor, her mother a housewife. She understands from an early age, by way of language and her parents example, that a girls place in life is inferior to a boys: Asked for the 1964 census whether he has any children, her father promptly responds, No. I have two daughters. When Laurence eventually becomes a mother herself in the nineties, she grapples with the question of what it means to be a girl, to have a girl, and what lessons she should try to pass down or undo.br>;br>Masterful in her analysis of the subtle and obvious ways women are undermined by a sexist society, Camille Laurens lays out her experiences of the past forty years in this poignant, powerful book. Girl is at once intimate and sweeping in its depiction of the great challenges we face, such as equalizing the education system and transmitting feminist values to the younger generations.


  • Auteur(s)

    Camille Laurens

  • Éditeur

    Other Press

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Date de parution

    26/04/2022

  • EAN

    9781635421019

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    256 Pages

  • Longueur

    20.3 cm

  • Largeur

    13.3 cm

  • Épaisseur

    1.8 cm

  • Poids

    272 g

  • Support principal

    Poche

Camille Laurens

Agrégée de Lettres, elle a enseigné en Normandie puis au Maroc, où elle a passé douze ans. Elle vit maintenant dans le Sud de la France. On la découvre essentiellement en 1995 avec 'Philippe', récit de son accouchement et de la mort de son bébé. Depuis, elle a écrit 'L'Avenir', 'Quelques-uns'. Son roman d'inspiration autobiographique, 'Dans ces bras-là', a reçu le prix Femina et le prix Renaudot lycéen en 2000. En 2003, elle a écrit une autofiction, 'L'Amour, roman' et un recueil d'articles 'Le Grain des mots'.

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