Simple Passion (Paperback)

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By Annie Ernaux, Tanya Leslie (Translator)
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In her spare, stark style, Annie Ernaux documents the desires and indignities of a human heart ensnared in an all-consuming passion. Blurring the line between fact and fiction, an unnamed narrator attempts to plot the emotional and physical course of her two-year relationship with a married foreigner where every word, event, and person either provides a connection with her beloved or is subject to her cold indifference. With courage and exactitude, she seeks the truth behind an existence lived entirely for someone else, and, in the pieces of its aftermath, she is able to find it.

About the Author


Neea Lillebonne Annie Ernaux a passe sa jeunesse en Normandie.Agregee de Lettres, elle a enseigne a Annecy et a Pontoise avant de poursuivre sa cariere au CNED et de publier, en 1974, son premier livre, "Les armoires vides". Tres vie, elle delaisse la fiction pour se consacrer au materiel autobiographique que lui offrent son enfance dans le cafe-epicerie familial d'Yvetot, ("La Place", Prix Renaudot 1984, "La Honte"), son adolescence ("Ce qui'ils disent ou rien"), son mariage ("La Femme gelee"), son avortement ("L'Evenement"), la maladie puis la mort de sa mere ("Je ne suis pas sortie de ma nuit," "Une femme") et la passion amoureuse ("Se perdre", "Passion simple"). De facon singuliere, elle introduit dans la litterature le regard et la voix du monde populaire qui a ete le sien, donnant a une oeuvre tout entiere autobiographique une dimension collective, qui s'elargit en recit d'une generation dans "Les Annees", prix Marguerite Duras et prix Francois Mauriac en 2008.

Tanya Leslie also translated Eranux's Simple Passion, Exteriors, Shame, "I Remain in Darkness," and Happening. Leslie lives in Paris.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781583225745
ISBN-10: 1583225749
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication Date: August 5th, 2003
Pages: 67
Language: English