La Bâtarde

French Literature Series
Translated by Derek Coltman
Introduction by Deborah Levy
Foreword by Simone de Beauvoir

An obsessive and revealing self-portrait of a remarkable woman humiliated by the circumstances of her birth and by her physical appearance, La Bâtarde 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 Bâtarde 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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Translated by Derek Coltman
Introduction by Deborah Levy
Foreword by Simone de Beauvoir
Publication: French Literature Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 427
ISBN-13: 9781564782892
GTIN13: 9781564782892
Publication date: 7/1/2003
Language: eng
List price: $17.95