Violette Leduc.

In my opinion, too few people know the work of Violette Leduc. She is AMAZING! If new to her and her work, I would recommend that you perhaps start with “Le Taxi” (The taxi), and then progress.

Her published works include:

L’Asphyxie, 1946.
L’affamée, 1948.
Ravages, 1955.
La vieille fille et le mort, 1958.
Trésors à prendre, suivi de Les Boutons dorés, 1960.
La Bâtarde, 1964.
La Femme au petit renard, 1965.
Thérèse et Isabelle, 1966.
La Folie en tête, 1970.
Le Taxi, 1971.
La Chasse à l’amour, 1973.

Here are a few trailers from the new film about her life:

Violette Leduc parle de Simone de Beauvoir

and a couple of priceless quotes:

“I give myself to adjectives body and soul, I die with pleasure for them.”
― Violette Leduc, from “Mad in Pursuit”

“Often, we melt into our ecstasies as though they were jams, as though we were sinking into syrupy bowls of gooseberries, of raspberries, of bilberries.”
― Violette Leduc, from “The Lady and the Little Fox Fur”

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