Women's Writing in Contemporary France: New Writers, New Literatures in the 1990s

Synopsis

The 1990s witnessed on explosion in women's writing in France, with a particularly exciting new generation of writers coming to the fore, such as Christine Angot, Marie Darrieussecq and Regine Detambel. Other authors such as Paule Constant, Sylvie Germain, Marie Redonnet and Leila Sebbar, who had begun publishing in the 1980s, claimed their mainstream status in the 1990s with new texts. This book provides an up-to-date introduction to and analysis of new women's writing in contemporary France, including both new writers of the 1990s and their more established counter-parts. The editors' incisive introduction situates these authors and their texts at the centre of the current trends and issues concerning French literary production today, whilst fifteen original essays focus on individual writers. The volume includes specialist bibliographies on each writer, incorporating English translations, major interviews, and key critical studies. Quotations are given in both French and English throughout. An invaluable study resource, this book is written in a clear and accessible style and will be of interest to the general reader as well as to students of all levels, to teachers of a wide range of courses on French culture, and to specialist researchers of French and Francophone literature.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Gill Rye
  • Michael Worton
  • Victoria Best
  • Aine Smith
  • Kathryn Robson
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Manchester, England
Publication year:
  • 2002