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Passion Perfect. by Annie Ernaux - First Ed UK, so stated.  - 1993. - from Black Cat Hill Books (SKU: 36605)

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Passion Perfect.

by Annie Ernaux

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ISBN 13
9780704370425
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London, UK Quartet Books, 1993. Hardcover First Ed UK, so stated. First Ed UK, so stated. Fine in Near Fine DJ: Book shows binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows only the mild rubbing ot sheen; price intact; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 64pp. Translated by Tanya Leslie. Hardback with DJ. Annie Ernaux (born in Lillebonne, Seine-Maritime on 1 September 1940) is a French writer. She won the Prix Renaudot in 1984 for her book La Place, an autobiographical narrative focusing on her relationship with her father and her experiences growing up in a small town in France, and her subsequent process of moving into adulthood and away from her parents' place of origin. As a child, Annie Ernaux lived in Yvetot in Normandy. Very early in her career, she turned away from fiction to concentrate on autobiography. Her work combines historic and individual experiences. She charts her parents' social progression (La place, La honte), her adolescence (Ce qu’ils disent ou rien), her marriage (La femme gelée), her passionate affair with an eastern European man ("Passion Perfect") her abortion (L’événement), Alzheimer's disease (Je ne suis pas sortie de ma nuit), the death of her mother (Une femme) and breast cancer (L’usage de la photo). Ernaux also wrote L'écriture comme un couteau (which should be understood as Writing as sharp as a knife) with Frédéric-Yves Jeannet. Her latest novel Les années (Gallimard, 2008) is considered her 'magnum opus' and was very well received by the French critics. In this latter book Ernaux writes of herself in third person point of view (elle) for the first time. She gives a vivid look at French society from after Second World War until today. It is the poignant social history of a woman and of the society she lived in. The female character in the book has looked death in the eye; she describes what she realizes will soon be disappearing and how relative that all is, if she should disappear too. Many of her works have been translated into English and published by Seven Stories Press. Ernaux is one of the seven founding authors of the press from which it got its name.

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Bookseller
Black Cat Hill Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
36605
Title
Passion Perfect.
Author
Annie Ernaux
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Ed UK, so stated.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0704370425
ISBN 13
9780704370425
Publisher
Quartet Books,
Place of Publication
London, UK
Date published
1993.
Bookseller catalogs
Biography; Autobiography: E-L; French; Literature; Love; Memoir;

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