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The Years

Annie Ernaux, Anna Bentinck (Narrated by)

Compact Disc

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/9/2019)
Digital Audiobook (9/9/2019)
Paperback (11/21/2017)
Paperback (10/20/2022)
MP3 CD (9/10/2019)

Description

The Years is a personal narrative of the period of 1941 to 2006 told through the lens of memory, impressions past and present--even projections into the future--photos, books, songs, radio, television, and decades of advertising and headlines, contrasted with intimate conflicts and written notes from six decades of diaries. Local dialect, words of the time, slogans, brands, and names for ever-proliferating objects are given a voice here. The voice we recognize as the author's continually dissolves and re-emerges. Ernaux makes the passage of time palpable. Time itself, inexorable, narrates its own course, consigning all other narrators to anonymity. A new kind of autobiography emerges, at once subjective and impersonal, private and collective. On its 2008 publication in France, The Years came as a surprise. Although Ernaux had, for years, been hailed as a beloved bestselling and award-winning author, The Years was in many ways a departure: both an intimate memoir written by entire generations and a story of generations telling a very personal story.

Dreamscape Media, 9781974974702

Publication Date: September 10, 2019