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The Useless Mouths and Other Literary Writings$
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Simone de Beauvoir, Margaret A. Simons, and Marybeth Timmermann

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780252036347

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252036347.001.0001

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Preface To La Bâtarde by Violette Leduc

Preface To La Bâtarde by Violette Leduc

(p.174) Preface To La Bâtarde by Violette Leduc
The Useless Mouths and Other Literary Writings

Simone de Beauvoir

, Marybeth Timmermann

Janella D. Moy

University of Illinois Press

When, early in 1945, I began to read Violette Leduc’s manuscript—“My mother never gave me her hand”—I was immediately taken by her temperament and her style.1 Camus welcomed L’asphyxie [In the Prison of Her Skin] right away into his Espoir [Hope] series....

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