Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2006

Abstract

Le bébé (2002), by Marie Darrieussecq, a candid and touching portrayal of a mother's first nine months with her newborn son, instantly evokes a sorority of women writers. The depiction of a career woman and writer who suddenly finds herself a "stay- at-home mom" recalls the kinds of career versus family, public versus personal thematics characteristic of so many female authors - some who became mothers and others who did not.

Comments

Published: Marrone, Claire. "Echoes of Annie Ernaux in Marie Darrieussecq's Le bébé." Dalhousie French Studies 76 (Fall 2006): 93-99.


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