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Author Ladimer, Bethany

Title Colette, Beauvoir, and Duras : age and women writers / Bethany Ladimer
Published Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©1999


Description 1 online resource (x, 235 pages)
Contents The French legacy to a woman of letters -- Reconciling femininity and aging -- Colette : inventing the way back -- Simone de Beauvoir : on becoming a woman -- Marguerite Duras : love and intimacy at eighty and beyond
Summary "In a pioneering study of the three best-known French women writers of the twentieth century, Bethany Ladimer examines the ways in which the aging process shaped their creativity and their lives. Simone de Beauvoir, Colette, and Marguerite Duras all lived long lives and were prolific writers until the end. Ladimer's developmental approach to their creativity takes into account literary analysis and also discusses their work and lives from the standpoint of history and the social sciences, a conjunction that considers age, gender, and a culture that depends on the ideas of sexual difference for its national identity. She incorporates the work of Betty Friedan, Carolyn Heilbrun, and Margaret Gulette, among others, into her study."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-226) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Colette, 1873-1954.
Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986.
Duras, Marguerite
Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986
Colette, 1873-1954
Duras, Marguerite.
Women authors, French -- 20th century -- Biography
Authors, French -- 20th century -- Biography
Older authors -- France -- Biography
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- French.
Authors, French.
Older authors.
Women authors, French.
Vrouwelijke auteurs.
French Literature.
Romance Literatures.
Languages & Literatures.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99033017
ISBN 0813022800