18 de out. de 2022

A Man's Place - Annie Ernaux

The story is about the relationship of a father with a daughter. But it is mainly about the social mobility that encompasses the whole of Europe during the 20th century, precisely France. In an objective lens, Annie Ernaux involves us in causes, intimacies and writing of her family. The path from work in the countryside to the industrial city, passing through self-employment and culminating in the protection of the State guaranteeing rights. Class demarcators are part of the work all the time because mobility is the result of many achievements but also of many contrasts. Some will say that the world is cyclical and at the end of Annie Ernaux's book we already know the next decline. 

description by Sidney Matias

Editora ‏ : ‎ Seven Stories Press (29 maio 2012)
Idioma ‏ : ‎ Inglês
Número de páginas ‏ : ‎ 74 páginas


About Annie Ernaux

Writer Annie Ernaux was chosen to receive the 2022 Nobel Prize for Literature for her “courage and clinical acuity to uncover the roots, estrangements and collective constraints of personal memory” and for reflecting on “a life marked by great gender disparities”. , language and class”, according to a statement from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. A retired university professor of literature, the Frenchwoman is the 17th woman and the first in her country to gain recognition. He wrote about 20 books. Four of them were published in Brazil by Fósforo Editora. Recently, the author had her participation confirmed in the 20th edition of the International Literary Festival of Paraty, Flip, which this year takes place between the 23rd and 27th of November.

Ernaux was born in 1940 in Lillebonne. She studied at the University of Rouen and was a professor of literature at the Center National d’Enseignement par Correspondance for over 30 years. With books considered “modern classics” in her country, in 2017 she received the Marguerite Yourcenar Lifetime Achievement Award. Her first work, Les armoires vides (no translation in Brazil), was published in 1974, but she became known after 2008, with Les années (Gallimard), published in 2021 in Brazil under the title Os anos. In the autobiographical work, written in first person, she recounts episodes of her life intertwined with historical moments of the 20th century, such as, for example, the social effervescence of May 1968, marked by student protests. “This book works as a kind of lifeline for her and her own country, narrating political and social issues that are organized like a photo album.”

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