Women's Representations of the Occupation in Post-68 France (Hardback)Claire Gorrara (author)
Hardback 168 Pages / Published: 13/05/1998
- Not available
This study looks at French women writers and representations of the Occupation in post-68 France. Two groups of women writers are selected for discussion: 'The Women Resisters', those who were adult resisters during the war years and 'The Daughters of the Occupation', those who were born during or after the war. By examining a number of texts, many of which have received little critical attention to date, this study analyzes how a nascent awareness of gender, representation and political activism informs the texts of an older generation of women writers. Such a perspective is reworked into overtly feminist representations of the Occupation by younger women writers who deal with their familial connection to three wartime memories: resistance, collaboration and Jewish persecution. This gender-conscious approach to women's writing and the Occupation marks this book as a new departure in the study of French literature and the Second World War.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 358 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 19 mm
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at