Author(s): Violette Leduc; Derek Coltman (Translator); Simone de Beauvoir (Foreword by); Rene de Ceccatty (Afterword by)


An obsessive and revealing self-portrait of a remarkable woman humiliated by the circumstances of her birth and by her physical appearance, La B#65533;tarde relates Violette Leduc's long search for her own identity through a series of agonizing and passionate love affairs with both men and women.When first published, La B#65533;tarde earned Violette Leduc comparisons to Jean Genet for the frank depiction of her sexual escapades and immoral behavior. A confession that contains portraits of several famous French authors, this book is more than just a scintillating memoir--like that of Henry Miller, Leduc's brilliant writing style and attention to language transform this autobiography into a work of art.

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  • : 9781564782892
  • : Dalkey Archive Press
  • : Dalkey Archive Press
  • : July 2003
  • : 1.46 Inches X 5.48 Inches X 8.62 Inches
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  • : Paperback