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by Violette Leduc

Author: Violette Leduc
Language: English
Publisher: Panther; New edition edition (October 1, 1969)
Pages: 384 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
Rating: 4.7
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Violette Leduc (7 April 1907 – 28 May 1972) was a French author. She was born in Arras, Pas de Calais, France, on 7 April 1907.

Violette Leduc (7 April 1907 – 28 May 1972) was a French author. She was the illegitimate daughter of a servant girl, Berthe Leduc and André Debaralle, the son of a rich Protestant family in Valenciennes, who subsequently refused to legitimize her. In Valenciennes, Violette spent most of her childhood suffering from poor self-esteem, exacerbated by her mother's hostility and excessive protectiveness.

Violette Leduc was born in Arras, Pas de Calais, France, the illegitimate daughter of a servant girl, Berthe

Violette Leduc was born in Arras, Pas de Calais, France, the illegitimate daughter of a servant girl, Berthe. In Valenciennes, the young Violette spent most of her childhood suffering from an ugly self-image and from her mother's hostility and overprotectiveness. Her formal education, begun in 1913, was interrupted by World War I. After the war, she went to a boarding school, the Collèg Violette Leduc was born in Arras, Pas de Calais, France, the illegitimate daughter of a servant girl, Berthe.

This is all the raw urgency of female adolescent sexuality: its energy and intensity, the push-pull of its 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

Violette Leduc was a very troubled person. Leduc & style is haunting. She switches between recollection and ess. You can feel the nausea and madness within her writing.

Violette Leduc was a very troubled person. I'm a fan of Beauvoir and Sartre and saw the film "Violette" (2013). After watching the film I wanted to read Leduc's work. Especially the work concerning Beauvoir. Most of Leduc's early work has not been translated to English. Mad in Pursuit is one of the few that have.

Genet’s book comes to Leduc through unofficial channels, we might say, and her reading of it. .Unlike Genet, Leduc was slow to find a wider readership

Genet’s book comes to Leduc through unofficial channels, we might say, and her reading of it resembles her youthful reading of Gide’s The Fruits of the Earth, involving a combination of secrecy, sensuality, and sacredness. Unlike Genet, Leduc was slow to find a wider readership.

Violette Leduc’s great tale of a boarding school romance contains extraordinary writing about sex and love . And its interest in the sexual side of things is crucial

Violette Leduc’s great tale of a boarding school romance contains extraordinary writing about sex and love, and the way both make us feel, writes Nicholas Lezard. And its interest in the sexual side of things is crucial. Such affairs as the book describes happen; they are part of what makes people the way they are; and so they have to be written about.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Assise à ma table, j’essaie d’écrire. Pendant que j’essaie, je me délivre laborieusement et innocemment de mon incapacité d’écrire bien. Nous gémissons pour rien. Nous formons ensemble des mots inutiles. J’ai honte d’infliger ce travail à ce petit objet capable.

This 1955 controversial novel was censored for its sexually explicit passages describing lesbianism.