Thérèse et Isabelle

Thérèse et Isabelle

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Writing Stage
Published On
2000
ISBN
2070758958
ISBN13
9782070758951
Charged with metaphors, alternating with precise descriptions of sensations and human relationships, 'Thérèse and Isabelle' was censored by its publisher in France in 1954, first published in a truncated version in 1966 and not until 2000 in its uncensored edition, as Violette Leduc intended.
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Leduc was born in Arras, Pas de Calais, France, the illegitimate daughter of a servant girl, Berthe. In Valenciennes, the young Violette spent most of her childhood suffering from an ugly self-image and from her mother's hostility and overprotectiveness.

Her formal education, begun in 1913, was interrupted by World War I. After the war, she went to a boarding school, the Collège de Douai, where she experienced lesbian affairs with a classmate and a music instructor who was fired over
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