Monique Wittig

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Monique Wittig


Born
in Dannemarie, Haut-Rhin, France
July 13, 1935

Died
January 03, 2003

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Monique Wittig was a French author and feminist theorist particularly interested in overcoming gender and the heterosexual contract. She published her first novel, L'opoponax, in 1964 . Her second novel, Les Guérillères (1969), was a landmark in lesbian feminism. ...more

Average rating: 4.04 · 2,796 ratings · 281 reviews · 21 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Straight Mind: And Othe...

4.17 avg rating — 1,178 ratings — published 1992 — 15 editions
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Les Guérillères

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The Lesbian Body

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L'opoponax

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Lesbian Peoples: Material f...

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Across the Acheron

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One Is Not Born a Woman

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Pentsamendu heterozuzena (L...

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Paris-la-politique et autre...

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Le Chantier littéraire

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“There was a time when you were not a slave, remember that. You walked alone, full of laughter, you bathed bare-bellied. You say you have lost all recollection of it, remember . . . You say there are no words to describe this time, you say it does not exist. But remember. Make an effort to remember. Or, failing that, invent.”
Monique Wittig, Les Guérillères

“... I am with fire between my teeth and still nothing but my blank page.”
Monique Wittig

“It is quite possible for a work of literature to operate as a war machine upon its epoch.”
Monique Wittig

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