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The Resource The years, Annie Ernaux ; translated by Alison L. Strayer

The years, Annie Ernaux ; translated by Alison L. Strayer

Label
The years
Title
The years
Statement of responsibility
Annie Ernaux ; translated by Alison L. Strayer
Creator
4kSoytBN6_U
Contributor
Author
4kSoytBN6_U
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Available in English for the first time, the latest astonishing, bestselling, and award-winning book by Annie Ernaux. The Years is a personal narrative of the period 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, headlines, contrasted with intimate conflicts and writing notes from six decades of diaries. Local dialect, words of the times, slogans, brands and names for the ever-proliferating objects, are given 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. Though 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. Like the generation before hers, the narrator eschews the "I" for the "we" (or "they", or "one") as if collective life were inextricably intertwined with a private life that in her parents' generation ceased to exist. She writes of her parents' generation (and could be writing of her own book): "From a common fund of hunger and fear, everything was told in the "we" and impersonal pronouns.""--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ernaux, Annie
Dewey number
  • 843/.914
  • B
Index
no index present
Language note
First published in French as Les Années (Paris : Gallimard, c2008)
LC call number
PQ2665.R67
LC item number
Z4613 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Strayer, Alison L.
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  • Ernaux, Annie
  • Authors, French
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Ernaux, Annie
  • Authors, French
Label
The years, Annie Ernaux ; translated by Alison L. Strayer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn973084873
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9781609807870
Lccn
2017003723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)973084873
Label
The years, Annie Ernaux ; translated by Alison L. Strayer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn973084873
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9781609807870
Lccn
2017003723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)973084873

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