A Frozen Woman

By (author)Annie Ernaux

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WINNER OF THE 2022 NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE

A Frozen Woman charts Ernaux’s teenage awakening, and then the parallel progression of her desire to be desirable and her ambition to fulfill herself in her chosen profession – with the inevitable conflict between the two.

WINNER OF THE 2022 NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE

A Frozen Woman charts Ernaux’s teenage awakening, and then the parallel progression of her desire to be desirable and her ambition to fulfill herself in her chosen profession – with the inevitable conflict between the two.

And then she is 30 years old, a teacher married to an executive, mother of two infant sons. She looks after their nice apartment, raises her children. And yet, like millions of other women, she has felt her enthusiasm and curiosity, her strength and her happiness, slowly ebb under the weight of her daily routine. The very condition that everyone around her seems to consider normal and admirable for a woman is killing her.

While each of Ernaux’s books contain an autobiographical element, A Frozen Woman, one of Ernaux’s early works, concentrates the spotlight piercingly on Annie herself. Mixing affection, rage and bitterness, A Frozen Woman shows us Ernaux’s developing art when she still relied on traditional narrative, before the shortened form emerged that has since become her trademark.

ISBN: 9781644213490
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Penguin Books is a British publishing house. It was co-founded in 1935 by Allen Lane with his brothers Richard and John, as a line of the publishers The Bodley Head, only becoming a separate company the following year.

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