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Nathalie Sarraute: A Life Between

Ann Jefferson


A leading exponent of the nouveau roman, Nathalia Sarraute (1900–1999) was also one of France's most cosmopolitan literary figures, and her life was bound up with the intellectual and political ferment of twentieth-century Europe. This book is the authoritative biography of this major writer. Sarraute's life spanned a century and a continent. Born in tsarist Russia to Jewish parents, she was soon uprooted and brought to the city that became her lifelong home, Paris. This dislocation presaged a life marked by ambiguity and ambivalence. A stepchild in two families, a Russian émigré in Paris, a J ... More

Keywords: Nathalia Sarraute, literary figure, twentieth-century Europe, Paris, French novel, avant-garde novel

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691197876
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691197876.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ann Jefferson, author
University of Oxford

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