Her new novel, “Les Guérillères” (though novel is hardly the word for it), now appears in an American edition. Monique Wittig was born in the. Les Guérillères has ratings and 55 reviews. Mala said: They say henceforward what they are is not subject to compromise. They say they must now stop. Monique Wittig’s second novel Les Guerilleres is obviously a tale of war, given that the morpheme “guerre” is clearly discernible in the work’s title. However, the .

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. In this war, which was also yours, you guerillres taken part. They say, so doing they have always in their speech dragged you in the dirt. Mar 29, Krumpet rated it really liked it Shelves: This book feels like a hybrid between theory and literature, a theoretical discussion made material on the page.

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Les Guérillères

The whole thing is rife with political implications that I’m only beginning to discover, but this is so much better than reading ethnographic descriptions of ritual that seek to nostalgically claim a lost, primal communal experience. Are there stories that are better told in non-traditional formats? Less frequently, but perhaps more strikingly, the vignettes hold giant circles between them, whole pages on which the only thing that is written is a circle.

The women say that they could not eat hare veal or fowl, they say that they could not eat animals, but man, yes, they may. The fact that Wittig was a Lesbian writer is less important than her passionate defense of womankind in all areas of life. Monique Witti What is the plot? The prose is taut and the vignettes attempt to deal with the community or the crowd without burdening the reader with a psychological narrative centered around the development of one individual.


On the other hand if you abandon any conventions or expectations of genre and consider the book only in its own light, it comes across much better.

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It’s always interesting for me to discover where the authors I enjoy find their inspiration. This rather bizarre novel may not be for everyone, but it is definitely creative and vital to modern feminist literature. They say, they have described you as they descri “They say, men in their way have adored you like a goddess or else burned you at their stakes or else relegated you to their service in their back-yards.

Sometimes gueril,eres, sometimes sensuous, sometimes revolting. They say, you are domesticated, forcibly fed, like geese in the yard of the farmer who fattens them. Great for students taking feminist theory, even if the text is not assigned.

The plot is female rage and barbarism, distrust of the symbolic order, glittering images of the wild planet, flowers and bloodshed, ending with a ray of communist hope.

I just suppose it doesn’t fit my palate as wonderfully as other ‘weird’ lit. Feb 05, Monica rated it it was amazing. Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers. Something to think gherilleres.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Occasionally, specific people are mentioned, but each is only mentioned for a few sentences before the writing reverts back to the more generalized story.

And, even if the boys at the end are girlish pony-tail boys who live to serve and sing Marxist songs, I can overlook that simple but sexy to some fetishization of feminized masculinity and call this work a proto-punk feminist masterpiece. Oct 23, Bill Brydon rated it it was amazing Shelves: I wish I could read it without stumbling through with a French dictionary in hand. You say you have lost all recollection of it, remember. Was it hard to get through? At these words all the women shout and laugh and clap each other on the shoulder to show their contentment.


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Thus it was formerly. It is a brilliant, gorgeous book that not enough people know about. They say, take an example from the wild birds who, even if they mate with the males to relieve their boredom, refuse to reproduce so long as they are not at liberty.

It concerns a phrase of Anne-Louis Germaine. This is such a beautiful book.

The teams consist of seventy-five persons each, arranged on either side of the midline of the parade-ground. The complete review ‘s Review:. They have brought their arms. Paperbackpages. Is it a good book? These vignettes serve to give glimpses into the everyday life and the war of this possibly futuristic society. They say, you will never be numerous enough to spit on their phallus, you will never be sufficiently determined to stop speaking their language, to burn their currency their effigies their works of art their symbols.

You say there are no words to describe this time, you say it does not exist.