Posts Tagged: Violette Leduc

(K)ink: Writing While Deviant: Amber Dawn

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What do we as writers tell each other about the intersections of trauma and desire? How do we encourage (or discourage) each other to reveal the power and tensions in those margins? ...more

Leduc Revisited

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To write is to be liberate oneself. Untrue. To write is to change nothing.

Writing for the Guardian, Rafia Zakaria tells us about Violette Leduc: discovered by Simone de Beauvoir and published by Albert Camus, Leduc, the sexually explicit lesbian feminist, was largely unread even in her prime though has always been critically hailed, and her situation today is not much different.

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Violette Leduc Regained

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Tom Roberge, over at Lit Hub, tells the story of Violette Leduc’s lost Thérèse and Isabelle, a novel centering around a lesbian relationship, newly republished with a new translation and unabridged by the Feminist Press. Leduc’s works are distressingly hard to find in English, so we’re more than happy to see Leduc receiving a much-needed reexamination.

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