Meine Filiale

My Escape

An Autobiography

Benoite Groult

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This witty autobiography captures the rich and varied life of a renowned French author and pioneering feminist, through the obstacles and movements in twentieth-century France.

Born in 1920 in Paris, Benoite Groult obtained the right to vote only when she was twenty-five years old. She married four times, bore three children, underwent several illegal abortions, became a writer after she turned forty, and a feminist in her fifties. Groult chronicles her experiences and her intellectual developments through successive phases-as an obedient child, an awkward and bookish adolescent, and a submissive wife-until finally becoming a liberated novelist.

Here, she recounts the childhood trips she spent with her family, Paris during the occupation, her marriages, motherhood, and her continuous fight for women's rights. At ninety-one years old, she concludes that she has been, and still is, a happy woman-lucky to have captured her freedoms, one by one, paying for them, delighting in them, and loving them. Sexy, chatty, and full of shrewd insight, My Escape covers her years of struggle and success-as a daughter, lover, writer, wife, mother, and reluctant socialite-and draws a portrait of the role of French women in the twentieth century.

Benoîte Groult was born in Paris in 1920. She is a renowned and best-selling French novelist, essayist, and a founder of modern feminism. She has been a member of the jury of the Prix Femina since 1982, and in 2010 was promoted to the rank of Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur. Her autobiography My Escape is an international best seller, selling hundreds of thousands of copies in Holland and more than a million copies in Germany.

Nichole Gleisner received her PhD in French literature from Duke University in 2011.
She has published on the poet Guillaume Apollinaire, and this is her first translation for Other Press. She currently lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Format ePUB i
Kopierschutz Ja i
Family Sharing Ja i
Text-to-Speech Ja i
Seitenzahl 352 (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 23.10.2012
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781590515440
Verlag Other Press
Dateigröße 2164 KB

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