Christine Angot

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Christine Angot
Christine Angot in 2014
Christine Angot in 2014
BornChristine Pierrette Jeanne Marie-Clotilde Schwartz
(1959-02-07) 7 February 1959 (age 63)
Châteauroux, France
Occupation
  • Novelist
  • playwright
  • screenwriter
LanguageFrench
Years active1990–present
Notable worksIncest (1999)
Notable awardsPrix Médicis (2021)

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

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 whether the events described actually took place. Angot herself describes her work – a metafiction on society's fundamental prohibition of incest and her own writings on the subject – as performative acts. (cf Quitter la ville).[2]

She was named the winner of the Prix Sade in 2012 for Une semaine de vacances.[3]

In 2021, she was awarded the Prix Médicis for her novel Le Voyage dans l'Est.[4]

In collaboration with director Claire Denis, she has written two films: Let the Sunshine In (2017)[5] and Both Sides of the Blade (2022).[6] Both Sides of the Blade is based on her novel Un tournant de la vie (2018).[7]

Selected works[edit]

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)
  • La Désaxes (2004)
  • Une partie du cœur (2004)
  • Rendez-vous (2006)
  • Othoniel (2006)
  • Le Marché des amants (2008)
  • Les Petits (2011)
  • La Petite Foule (2014)
  • Un amour impossible (2015)
  • Un tournant de la vie (2018)
  • Le Voyage dans l'Est (2021)

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. Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  2. ^ "France-Diplomatie". Diplomatie.gouv.fr. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Christine Angot lauréate du prix Sade". Le Parisien, October 2, 2012.
  4. ^ "Prix Médicis : Christine Angot lauréate pour son roman Le Voyage dans l'Est". Le Monde (in French). 26 October 2021. Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  5. ^ Hornaday, Ann (9 May 2018). "'Let the Sunshine In': Juliette Binoche is a woman looking for love (and a little sex)". The Washington Post. Retrieved 7 February 2022.
  6. ^ Keslassy, Elsa; Lang, Brent (3 February 2022). "IFC Films Reunites With Claire Denis on Berlinale Film 'Fire' With Juliette Binoche (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 7 February 2022.
  7. ^ Lodge, Guy (12 February 2022). "'Fire' Review: Juliette Binoche and Vincent Lindon Excel in Claire Denis' Sexy, Emotionally Volatile Relationship Drama". Variety. Retrieved 13 February 2022.