Fell, A. S. (2003) Literary Trafficking: Performing Identity in Violette Leduc's La Bâtarde. Modern Language Review, 98 (4). pp. 870-880. ISSN 0026-7937Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Modern Language Review|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > European Languages & Cultures|
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||08 Sep 2008 16:38|
|Last Modified:||01 Oct 2016 00:00|
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