That is according to French movie star Catherine Deneuve and a hundred other French women writers
, scholars, and academics in their open letter published in the newspaper Le Monde that defends men and their "freedom to hit on women."
The letter by French women writers
, performers and academics was published in France's Le Monde newspaper on Tuesday.
Teaching French women writers
of the Renaissance and Reformation.
Angela Kershaw, a senior lecturer in French at the University of Birmingham (England) and the author of a previous study on leftwing French women writers
of the 1930s, takes a more hard-nosed approach to the Nemirovsky phenomenon.
Miller); Colette's legacy (Diana Holmes); parody and pastiche in the reworkings of a German feminist text by Irmtraud Morgner (Lyn Marven); foremothers in Italian women's fiction of the 1990s (Claudia Bernardi); Pascale Roze's explicit acknowledgement of debt to Marguerite Duras (Julia Waters); feminist reinterpretations of canonical British texts by male authors (Monica Germana); how explicit disavowal of debt to female precursors and disconnection from politics are contradicted by textual evidence in works by Judith Hermann, Sarah Kirsch, and Christa Wolf (Claudia Gremler) and in the new generation of French women writers
(Shirley Jordan); Elsa Morante's legacy (Adalgisa Giorgio).
The Hysteric's Revenge: French Women Writers
at the Fin de Siecle.
Margarete Zimmermann sets out to respond to a slightly revised version of Villon's question "ou sont les dames d'antan?" ("where are the women authors of yesteryear?"), and to provide a German-speaking audience with a broad overview of French women writers
from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the seventeenth century.
That French women writers
have consistently appreciated Woolf more than the British and that Colette has been admired more thoroughly across the channel is revealed in an outline of contemporary and later French and English writers who have written against them, in response to these two national icons.
Rejecting their predecessor, British women writers cast Woolf in the role of institutional representative, and French women writers
cast Colette in a similar role.
For readers who are unfamiliar with Ernaux's work, A Woman's Story constitutes a good place to begin and is to be recommended in particular to anyone interested in French women writers
or in literary representations of mother-daughter relations.
Scholars will appreciate a sixty-page bibliography of French women writers
from 1789 to 1800 that appears in an appendix.
Editor's note: We wish to call our readers' attention to the publication of The Hidden Model, by David Yezzi (Triquarterly Press, $11.95), Accursed Politics: Some French Women Writers
and Political Life, 1715-1850, by Renee Winegarten (Ivan R.