|ISBN: 9781609809515||Number of Pages: 160|
|Publisher: Seven Stories Press||Book Title: A Girl’s Story|
|Publication Year: 2020||Target Audience: Trade|
|Author: Annie Ernaux||Reading Age: 18+|
In the book A Girl’s Story, Annie Ernaux reviewed her experience as a summer camp instructor in Normandy in the summer of 1958 and told about her first night with a man.
When he moved on, she realized that she had given her will to him, like a conqueror without a master. Six years later, the author finds that she can erase the years in between and recall the young girl she once wanted to forget completely.
Bringing the indelible memory of that summer into reality, Elnor found that the importance and painful origin of her writing career was based on shame, violence and betrayal.
About the Author
Annie Ernaux grew up in the working class. In 1960, she became a reciprocal student and studied in London, England. At the same time, she began to write her first novel. She studied at the University of Rouen and the University of Bordeaux in France.
In 1967, she became a middle school teacher. In 1974, she published her first novel, Les Armoires vides.
In 1977, she worked at the French Distance Education Center. In 1983, she published the autobiographical novel The Possession and won the Le Nodo Literature Award the following year.
In 1987, she published the novel A Woman’s Story. In 1992, she published the novel Simple Passion. In 1997, she published the novel Shame.
In 2000, she retired from the French Distance Education Center. In the same year, she published the novel La Vie extérieure.
In 2003, she published the novel Happening. In 2009, she published the novel The Years, which was rated as one of the “20 outstanding works of the year” by the French magazine “Reading“, and was awarded the Best Foreign Novel of the 21st Century 2009 by the People’s Literature Publishing House.
At 13:00 local time on October 6, 2022, in Stockholm, Sweden, the Swedish Academy awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2022 to French writer Annie Ernaux. You can find more infomation in The Nobel Prize in Literature List.
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