Simple Passion (French Edition: Passion simple by Annie Ernaux)

Simple Passion
Simple Passion


ISBN: 9781913097554Number of Pages: 72
Publisher:  Fitzcarraldo EditionsBook Title: Simple Passion
Publication Year: 2021Target Audience: Trade
Author: Annie ErnauxReading Age: 18+


Simple Passion is a book that talks about the desire and shame of a human soul trapped in passion with Annie Ernaux’s simple and plain style. She blurs the boundary between fact and fiction, trys to describe the emotional and physical process of her two-year relationship with a married man.

Every word, event and person in it will establish contact with her beloved, or be treated coldly by her. 

With courage and preciseness, Ernaux sought the truth behind an existence that once existed entirely for others.

About the Author

The Years by Annie Ernaux
Annie Ernaux

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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