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The Years - Winner of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature

Annie Ernaux, Alison L. Strayer (Editor)

Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/9/2019)
Digital Audiobook (9/9/2019)
Paperback (11/21/2017)
MP3 CD (9/10/2019)
Compact Disc (9/10/2019)

Description

Considered by many to be the iconic French memoirist's defining work, The Years is a narrative of the period 1941 to 2006 told through the lens of memory, impressions past and present, cultural habits, language, photos, books, songs, radio, television, advertising and news headlines. Annie Ernaux invents a form that is subjective and impersonal, private and communal, and a new genre - the collective autobiography - in order to capture the passing of time. At the confluence of autofiction and sociology, The Years is 'a Remembrance of Things Past for our age of media domination and consumerism' (New York Times), a monumental account of twentieth-century French history as refracted through the life of one woman.

Fitzcarraldo Editions, 9781804270523

Publication Date: October 20, 2022



About the Author

Born in 1940, Annie Ernaux grew up in Normandy, studied at Rouen University, and later taught at secondary school. From 1977 to 2000, she was a professor at the Centre National d'Enseignement par Correspondance. Her books, in particular A Man's Place and A Woman's Story, have become contemporary classics in France. In 2022, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.