A Man's Place - Winner of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature (Paperback)

A Man's Place - Winner of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature By Annie Ernaux, Tanya Leslie (Editor) Cover Image

A Man's Place - Winner of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature (Paperback)

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Annie Ernaux's father died exactly two months after she passed her exams for a teaching certificate. Barely educated and valued since childhood strictly for his labour, Ernaux's father had grown into a hard, practical man who showed his family little affection. Narrating his slow ascent towards material comfort, Ernaux's cold observation in A Man's Place reveals the shame that haunted her father throughout his life. She scrutinizes the importance he attributed to manners and language that came so unnaturally to him as he struggled to provide for his family with a grocery store and cafe in rural France. Over the course of the book, Ernaux grows up to become the uncompromising observer now familiar to the world, while her father matures into old age with a staid appreciation for life as it is and for a daughter he cautiously, even reluctantly admires.

Born in 1940, Annie Ernaux grew up in Normandy, studied at Rouen University, and later taught at secondary school. From 1977 to 2000, she was a professor at the Centre National d'Enseignement par Correspondance. Her books, in particular A Man's Place and A Woman's Story, have become contemporary classics in France. In 2022, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Product Details ISBN: 9781804270547
ISBN-10: 1804270547
Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
Publication Date: October 20th, 2022
Language: English