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by Violette Leduc

eBook Mad in Pursuit download ISBN: 0374195080
Author: Violette Leduc
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux; First Edition edition (1971)
Language: English
Pages: 351
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Category: Biography

Violette Leduc was a very troubled person. Leduc & style is haunting. She switches between recollection and ess. It's a very raw book.

Violette Leduc was a very troubled person. I'm a fan of Beauvoir and Sartre and saw the film "Violette" (2013). After watching the film I wanted to read Leduc's work. Especially the work concerning Beauvoir. Most of Leduc's early work has not been translated to English. Mad in Pursuit is one of the few that have. You can feel the nausea and madness within her writing. It deals with her professional and personal relationships between the mid-40's to the early 50's.

Not to be confused with Viollet-le-Duc. She went on to write eight more books, including La Folie en tête (Mad in Pursuit), the second part of her literary autobiography. In 1968 Radley Metzger made a film of Leduc's novel Thérèse and Isabelle. The film was a commercial feature about adolescent lesbian love, starring Essy Persson and Anna Gael. Leduc developed breast cancer and died at the age of 65 after two operations

She stunned the literary world with La Batarde. Now her second remarkable book of memoirs will galvanize and inspire a new generation of readers.

She stunned the literary world with La Batarde. With La Batarde, Violette Leduc described a turbulent Paris of World War II-where she struggled to survive, to create an identity, and to find a voice. In the second remarkable volume of her life story, Mad In Pursuit, the war is finally over.

Mad in Pursuit book

Leduc burns with hero-worship and an obsession to become a celebrated writer herself. When she finds a mentor in none other than Simone de Beauvoir, she is pulled into the center of Parisian literary life - "a beehive gone mad. "In the no-holds-barred style that made her a legend, Leduc paints a vibrant picture of the brilliant minds around her - and the dark passions and insecurities that drove her to write.

Mad in Pursuit is her second volume of autobiography, taking up where .

Mad in Pursuit is her second volume of autobiography, taking up where La Batarde (published in English in 1965) left off. La Batarde brought Violette Leduc the public attention which her novels, though critically esteemed, have never had. L'Asphyxie (translated as In the Prison of Her Skin ), L'Affamee, Ravages, Therese and Isabelle : all her novels were in any case fragments of a disguised autobiography, and perhaps their logical outcome was explicit autobiography. A phrase runs through the book like a leitmotif: Simone de Beauvoir's question, Have you been working? By working she means writing.

by. Leduc, Violette, 1907-1972. New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

com: Mad in Pursuit: 351 p. In the second remarkable volume of her life story, Leduc paints a vibrant picture of the brilliant minds around her-and the dark passions and insecurities that drove her to write. Fair in fair dust jacket. Covers have damp damage and discoloration. Boards slightly bowed.

Mad in Pursuit, trans. New York: Riverhead Books. Dalkey Archive Press. Correspondance 1945–1972, ed.

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Comments: (4)
BeatHoWin
Violette Leduc was a very troubled person. I'm a fan of Beauvoir and Sartre and saw the film "Violette" (2013). After watching the film I wanted to read Leduc's work. Especially the work concerning Beauvoir. Most of Leduc's early work has not been translated to English. Mad in Pursuit is one of the few that have. It was a great read.

Leduc `s style is haunting. She switches between recollection and stream-of-consciousness. You can feel the nausea and madness within her writing. She makes no attempts to hide her sickness and insecurities. It's a very raw book. It deals with her professional and personal relationships between the mid-40's to the early 50's. The three primary relationships are with Simone de Beauvoir, Jean Genet, and Jacques Guérin. She's perpetually tormented about their feelings towards her. Often to the point of psychotic paranoia (these passages were especially tormenting).

This is a great read for anyone interested in the people involved or just the thoughts of a person with great talent but also a crippling illness.
Siratius
Such an unbelievable author. Makes me wonder even more what is this current generation missing by not reading or know of authors and books like this one
Hamrl
absolutely brilliant writer and kudos to simone de Beauvoir for recognizing such a brilliant talent ... book can weigh at times but then ... Leduc pulls it out ...
Flamekiller
Like her "La Batarde", Leduc delves into her psyche and chronicles her moods, obsessions, and madness for the nuggets of insight they can contain. With astonishing honesty and ability, she serves us a remarkable and lush memoir of a writer plagued by self-doubt. Another fascinating aspect of the book is Violette's one-sided love affair with Simone de Beauvoir, and Violette's friendships with the varied famous of the time. This is a book to hold close and chew slowly.