Getting lost
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Strayer, Alison L., translator.
Published
New York, NY : Seven Stories Press, [2022].
Format
Book
ISBN
9781644212196, 1644212196
Physical Desc
239 pages ; 21 cm
Status
Adult Nonfiction
843.914 ERN
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Published
New York, NY : Seven Stories Press, [2022].
Language
English
ISBN
9781644212196, 1644212196

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Translated from the French.
General Note
"Originally published in French as Se Perdre (Paris: Gallimard, 2001)."
Description
"Getting Lost is the diary Annie Ernaux kept during the year and a half she had a secret love affair with a younger, married man, a Russian diplomat. Her novel, Simple Passion, was based on this affair, but here her writing is immediate, unfiltered. In these diaries it is 1989 and Annie is divorced with two grown sons, living outside of Paris and nearing fifty. Her lover escapes the city to see her there and Ernaux seems to survive only in expectation of these encounters, saying "his desire for me is the only thing I can be sure of." She cannot write, she trudges distractedly through her various other commitments in the world, she awaits his next call; she lives only to feel desire and for the next rendezvous. When he is gone and the desire has faded, she feels that she is a step closer to death. Lauded for her spare prose, Ernaux here removes all artifice, her writing pared down to its most naked and vulnerable. Getting Lost is as strong a book as any that she has written, a haunting, desperate view of strong and successful woman who seduces a man only to lose herself in love and desire"--,Provided by publisher.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ernaux, A., & Strayer, A. L. (2022). Getting lost . Seven Stories Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ernaux, Annie, 1940- and Alison L., Strayer. 2022. Getting Lost. Seven Stories Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ernaux, Annie, 1940- and Alison L., Strayer. Getting Lost Seven Stories Press, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ernaux, Annie, and Alison L. Strayer. Getting Lost Seven Stories Press, 2022.

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