The Possession (Paperback)

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By Annie Ernaux, Anna Moschovakis (Translator)
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Self-regard, in the works of Annie Ernaux, is always an excruciatingly painful and exact process. Here, she revisits the peculiar kind of self-fulfillment possible when we examine ourselves in the aftermath of a love affair, and sometimes, even, through the eyes of the lost beloved.

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.

Jennifer Sullivan Buchwald-Baerwald is Professor of Physiology Emeritus, UCLA School of Medicine and former Associate Director, UCLA Brain Research Institute. She has published extensively in Science, Nature, Brain Research, Neuroscience Research, Journal of Neurophysiology, Annual Review of Physiology, Experimental Neurology, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, American Journal of Physiology, Brain Research Bulletin. Sullivan spent several years in and around New Orleans as a graduate student, an experience that provided background and awareness for writing The Levee. Her fiction was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and won the California Writers' Award in 2010. The Levee is her first novel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781583228555
ISBN-10: 1583228551
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication Date: December 2nd, 2008
Pages: 62
Language: English