Christine Angot

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Christine Angot (born 7 February 1959) is a French writer, novelist and playwright.

Life[edit]

Born Pierrette Marie-Clotilde Schwartz (Schwartz being her mother's name) in Châteauroux, Indre, she is perhaps best known for her 1999 novel L'Inceste (Incest) which recounts an incestuous relationship with her father.[1] It is a subject which appears in several of her previous books, but it is unclear whether these works are autofiction and the events described true. Angot herself describes her work – a metafiction on society's fundamental prohibition of incest and her own writings on the subject – as a performative (cf Quitter la ville).[2]

Novels[edit]

  • Vu du ciel (1990)
  • Not to be (1991)
  • Léonore, toujours (1994)
  • Interview (1995)
  • Les Autres (1997)
  • Sujet Angot (1998)
  • L'Usage de la vie incluant Corps plongés dans un liquide, Même si et Nouvelle vague (1998)
  • L'Inceste (1999)
  • Quitter la ville (2000)
  • Normalement suivi de La Peur du lendemain (2001)
  • Pourquoi le Brésil ? (2002)
  • Peau d'âne (2003)
  • Les Désaxés (2004)
  • Une partie du cœur (2004)
  • Rendez-vous (2006)
  • Othoniel (2006)
  • Le marché des amants (2008)
  • Les Petits (2011)
  • La Petite Foule (2014)

Plays[edit]

  • Corps plongés dans un liquide (1992)
  • Nouvelle vague (1992)
  • Même si (1996)
  • L'Usage de la vie (1997)
  • Arrêtez, arrêtons, arrête (1997)
  • Mais aussi autre chose (1999)
  • La Fin de l'amour (2000)
  • Meinhof/Angot (2001)
  • Normalement (2002)
  • La Place du singe (2005)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christine_Angot". Igrs.sas.ac.uk. 6 November 1999. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "France-Diplomatie". Diplomatie.gouv.fr. Retrieved 24 April 2011.