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Annie Ernaux: The Return to Origins

Siobhan McIlvanney


This critical study focusing exclusively on Annie Ernaux's writing trajectory provides an analysis of her individual texts. Following a broadly feminist hermeneutic, it engages in a series of close readings of Ernaux's works in a move to highlight the contradictions and nuances in her writing, and to demonstrate the intellectual intricacies of her literary project. By so doing, the study seeks to introduce new readers to Ernaux's works, while engaging on less-familiar terrain those already familiar with her writing.

Keywords: Annie Ernaux, feminism, contradictions, close readings, feminist hermeneutic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780853235378
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846312571


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Siobhan McIlvanney, author