Gwenaëlle Aubry

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Gwenaëlle Aubry
Born 1971
Occupation French novelist and philosopher
Language French
Nationality French
Education
  • Ecole Normale Supérieure in the Rue d'Ulm
  • Trinity College, Cambridge
  • (Doctorate in Philosophy)
Notable works
  • Le Diable détacheur, Actes Sud, bourse Cino del Duca 1999
  • L'Isolée, Stock, 2002
  • L'Isolement, Stock, 2003
  • Plotin. Traité 53 (I, 1) Introduction, translation, commentary and notes, Cerf, Collection Les Ecrits de Plotin, 2004
  • Notre vie s'use en transfigurations, Actes Sud, 2007
  • Le (dé)goût de la laideur , Mercure de France, 2007
  • Dieu sans la puissance: Dunamis et Energeia chez Aristote et chez Plotin (essai), Vrin, 2007
  • Personne, Mercure de France, 2009
Notable awards Prix Femina for Personne

Gwenaëlle Aubry (born 1971) is a French novelist and philosopher.

Biography[edit]

She studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in the Rue d'Ulm and at Trinity College, Cambridge. She graduated with the Doctor of Philosophy. She lectured in ancient philosophy, at the Nancy 2 University, from 1999 to 2002, a research fellow at CNRS since 2002.[1][2] She taught philosophy at the Paris-Sorbonne University.[3]

Her work[edit]

She has published several books and articles on ancient philosophy and its contemporary reception, and translated Plotinus.

She is the author of five novels: The Devil spotter is the story, haunted by the figure of Persephone, of the passion of a teenager for a mature man; The Detached was the story told by 'a young woman, Margot, distant sister of Florence Rey, from the prison where she is incarcerated. She says her love for Peter, her experience of rebellion and radical rejection. The voice of this prisoner, which still resounds in isolation, is a story about prison, bereavement and deprivation.

Resident of the Villa Medici in 2005, she wrote a novel on the ugliness in our lives, through the inner monologue of an ugly woman on the aesthetic discourse of indifference of the beautiful and the ugly. Following this, she composed an anthology, The (dis) taste of ugliness.

She adapted for France Culture, a radio play of The Death of Virgil, by Hermann Broch.

In 2009, she won the Prix Femina for Personne, a story about her father who suffered from manic-depression.[4] From the diary he kept which she found after his death, and also her own memories, she traces the fragmented portrait of a man who was a stranger to himself and the world.[5] [6][7]

Works[edit]

  • Le Diable détacheur, Actes Sud, bourse Cino del Duca 1999
  • L'Isolée, Stock, 2002
  • L'Isolement, Stock, 2003
  • Plotin. Traité 53 (I, 1) Introduction, translation, commentary and notes, Cerf, Collection Les Ecrits de Plotin, 2004
  • Notre vie s'use en transfigurations, Actes Sud, 2007
  • Le (dé)goût de la laideur , Mercure de France, 2007
  • Dieu sans la puissance: Dunamis et Energeia chez Aristote et chez Plotin (essai), Vrin, 2007
  • Personne, Mercure de France, 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://upr_76.vjf.cnrs.fr/Membres/Aubry/Aubry.html
  2. ^ "Gwenaëlle Aubry". Evene.fr. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  3. ^ http://annuaire.univ-paris4.fr/annuaire/web/index.cgi?nom=&prenom=&pole=UFR+Philosophie+et+sociologie&service=none&people=both
  4. ^ Ludovic de Foucaud. "Femina 2009: l'hommage de Gwenaëlle Aubry à son père". La Nouvel Obs. 
  5. ^ Christine Rousseau (09.11.09). "Gwenaëlle Aubry obtient le Femina avec "Personne"". LE MONDE.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ Marie-Laure Delorme (9 November 2009). "Gwenaëlle Aubry: Au nom du père". Le Journal du Dimanche. 
  7. ^ Jean-Paul Enthoven (2009-09-24). "Gwenaëlle Aubry, puissante". Le Point.