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Literary Trafficking: Performing Identity in Violette Leduc's La Bâtarde.

Fell, A. S. (2003) Literary Trafficking: Performing Identity in Violette Leduc's La Bâtarde. Modern Language Review, 98 (4). pp. 870-880. ISSN 0026-7937

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    Abstract

    In her best-selling first volume of autobiography, La Bâtarde (1964), Violette Leduc's textual avatar attempts to take on a number of diverse personae, but is consistently revealed to be an imperfect performer of the roles she seeks to appropriate. During the Occupation, however, she assumes two new and transgressive identities: those of writer and black-marketeer. This article asks why the roles of trafiquante and écrivaine are intimately linked in La Bâtarde, discussing what it is about these apparently dissimilar, even conflicting, enterprises that renders Leduc's Occupation narrative a rare success story.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Modern Language Review
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > European Languages & Cultures
    ID Code: 13216
    Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
    Deposited On: 08 Sep 2008 16:38
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:06
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/13216

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