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Annie ErnauxThe Return to Origins$
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Siobhan McIlvanney

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780853235378

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846312571

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The Early Years: Classifying Sexuality in Les Armoires vides and Ce qu'ils disent ou rien

The Early Years: Classifying Sexuality in Les Armoires vides and Ce qu'ils disent ou rien

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(p.17) Chapter 1 The Early Years: Classifying Sexuality in Les Armoires vides and Ce qu'ils disent ou rien
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Annie Ernaux
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853235378.003.0002

This chapter examines the issue of sexuality in Annie Ernaux's Les Armoires vides and Ce qu'ils disent ou rien. It suggests that the vacillating sense of Denise in Les Armoires vides is aggravated by her increasingly cross-cultural locus and uncertainty as to the precise components of her future, while the isolation of Anne in Ce qu'ils disent ou rien foregrounds the class, generational, and gender bias that infuses linguistic exchanges. The chapter argues that both narrators straddle a cross-cultural position and consequently embrace multilingualism.

Keywords:   sexuality, Annie Ernaux, Les Armoires vides, Ce qu'ils disent, gender bias, linguistic exchange, cross-cultural position, multilingualism

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