New PDF release: The Pleasures of the Text: Violette Leduc and Reader

By Elizabeth Locey

ISBN-10: 0742515265

ISBN-13: 9780742515260

ISBN-10: 0742515273

ISBN-13: 9780742515277

Why was once Violette Leduc's 1954 novel ThZr_se et Isabelle no longer released in its entirety until eventually November 2000? lower than risk of scandal and obsenity fees, French writer Gallimard withheld the radical, yet Leduc persisted to write down of her existence as a lady author in wartime Paris, frankly depicting her personal and imagined lesbian reviews. Mentored through Simone de Beauvoir and a modern of French twentieth-century luminaries Sartre, Camus, Genet, and Cocteau, Leduc is, besides the fact that, recognized top as France's nice unknown author. within the Pleasures of the textual content, Elizabeth Locey restores Leduc to her rightful position within the canon, bringing to gentle her singular and critical contributions to modern literary conception. Locey reads Leduc's works from the viewpoint of reader seduction, which erodes the divide among physique and textual content. Situating Leduc inside of a continuum with Emma Bovary and Roland Barthes at its extremes, Locey investigates Leduc's use of the erotic contact, glance, and voice to seduce her readers. greater than an obtainable creation to an missed author, The Pleasures of the textual content confronts and demanding situations the philosophical debate among pornography and erotica and pins down a few of the frequently slippery methods excitement is mapped onto the physique of the reader.

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