Annie Ernaux





Annie Ernaux

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born
in Lillebonne, France
September 01, 1940

gender
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Annie Ernaux is a French writer.

She won the Prix Renaudot in 1984 for her book La Place, an autobiographical narrative focusing on her relationship with her father and her experiences growing up in a small town in France, and her subsequent process of moving into adulthood and away from her parents' place of origin.


Average rating: 3.61 · 2,243 ratings · 236 reviews · 34 distinct works · Similar authors
La place
3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 549 ratings — published 1983 — 23 editions
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Simple Passion
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 394 ratings — published 1991 — 19 editions
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A Woman's Story
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 194 ratings — published 1988 — 19 editions
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Les Années
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 136 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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L'Evénement
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 119 ratings — published 2000 — 10 editions
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A Frozen Woman
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 136 ratings — published 1981 — 6 editions
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Shame
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 1997 — 7 editions
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The Possession
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Journal du dehors
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 1993 — 3 editions
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Cleaned Out
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 1974 — 6 editions
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“Maybe the true purpose of my life is for my body, my sensations and my thoughts to become writing, in other words, something intelligible and universal, causing my existence to merge into the lives and heads of other people.”
Annie Ernaux, Happening

“She teaches me that the world is made to be pounced on and enjoyed, and that there is absolutely no reason at all to hold back.”
Annie Ernaux

“Naturally I feel no shame in writing these things because of the time which separates the moment when they are written--when only I can see them--from the moment when they will be read by other people, a moment which I feel will never come. By then I could have had an accident or died; a war or a revolution could have broken out. This delay makes it possible for me to write today, in the same way I used to lie in the scorching sun for a whole day at sixteen, or make love wihout contraceptives at twenty: without thinking about the consequences”
Annie Ernaux, Simple Passion

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