In the ”write” according to Marguerite Duras , that the truth of the matter is that the supreme goal of literature. Not necessarily an objective truth, but a sense of honesty: the Literature of the need to put something in the game, it must be in the dark. It needs to convey a sense of the to-be-written out of necessity.
One would have thought that she put it in after you have read the Annie Ernaux: .
Annie Ernaux was born in Normandy in 1940, and grew up in the small town of Yvetot. Her parents came from a modest background, and had a combined coffee shop / café and grocery, which they operated for many years. Ernaux herself had gone to school and left his home city in his late teens to study to be a teacher, and then took a degree in modern literature and culture. It also meant that she had a completely different life than the one her parents had. After they both passed away, so she decided to write about them, ”My father,” was published in France in 1983, and ”the Woman” (her mother) in 1987.
There are two thin, autofiktiva the novels are written in a sort of combination of the social documentation and literary texts, with the intention that they should be telling you as honestly and directly as possible.
”in Order to recognize a life that has been subordinated to the need and the urgency, I didn't have the right to set the production in the first place,” writes Ernaux in his book about his father. Anyway, the books are in no way artistically poor, on the contrary, Ernauxs straight osentimentala style, creating a feeling of getting very close to both her parents, who were portrayed, with both good and bad. Reading about them is just simply true, as in Marguerite Duras ' definition of the word. They feel it necessary.
Annie Ernaux writing style has inspired a younger generation of French writers. Both the Didier Eribon , Jean Louis it's been mentioned to her as a role model. They have in common with all three, the experience of the democratic party, and to leave the small town and working class families behind in order to come out of the Paris kulturvärld.
Mr Louis.Photo by: < / b> ARNAUD DELRUE
”I have Now finished my task, bringing to light the heritage I had to leave on the eve of the the world and the cultivated world, and when I came out of it,” writes Ernaux in his book about his father. In many ways, it is a condition that is similar to the exile.
At the time, her parents describe Ernaux, their individuals, as a slow-speed pursuit, which she will eventually inherit from them. The legacy (good and bad), it'll show up. Her parents were young when they struck upon the chair, where they both work. Despite the fact that there is a lot of hard work, it's still a step up for the Ernauxs far better than having to work part time in the great land owners, as he has done in the past. He won't have to be out in the weather, and may be available at the end of the day.
”He had not been out of the first circle.”
Her mother was like that, he is smart: He doesn't look like a worker.
Together, they decide to take the plunge to the next circle. They are going to stop by the factory and start operating as a self-employed person. On Sunday, the bikes, the way to look at your business premises. ”They found out about it, there was no competition in the neighborhood, they were afraid of being ripped off, losing everything they owned, and to be workers of the future.”
it has been so important to previous generations, it no longer has anything with one's life to do that.
the Recurrence, in the history of the parents, it is skötsamhetsideal of their lives. Ernaux describes it as of the utmost importance to work hard to be good and pure, and to be able to safeguard their assets. ”She could have all the tricks in order to deal with poverty,” she writes of her mother. ”This is the knowledge that is transferred from mother to daughter over the centuries to take over with me, and that's just for its prize.”
It is a heart-wrenching picture That has been so important to previous generations, it no longer has anything with one's life to do that. Thus, at the same time giving the feeling of being the last one in the familjeledet, and the beginning of a new one.
It's a lonely position.
Ernauxs parents are finally in a position in which they are to be half business and half blue-collar workers. They are looking up, but it will at the same time, as a point of honour to be content with what they have, and Annie will never have a lack of something, that she would be out in the world, to study, to become something they have not had the opportunity to be the case.
at the same time helps of each steps of the way to drive her further and further away from them, little by little, she's going to come up in a different world, to add to the other, habits, it is a very different system of references, as well as to other languages as well.
< Ernaux captures the duality of one relating to the words of his father: ”Perhaps the greatest of pride and with it gave his life, the reasons for those decisions: that I heard in the world for him.” by Annie Ernaux.Photo by: < / b>, Catherine Hélie / Books
The type of the class is difficult, because everything to do with the topic, to make you feel like you are a traitor.
Secondly, in the face of the world they had left: it Was not nice enough? It did not provide what you needed? You are so special, that you are not able to be satisfied with it.
And, secondly, in the face of the world to come, The constant fear of being exposed. That is, if the man was a genius, and a single mistake could reveal his true identity.
What is it that you win? The freedom of the.
What are you losing? A story to tell. Community, belonging, certainty, security.
It would be crazy if they did that, if it were not felt to be a matter of urgency.
in the age in which we live is characterized by an unprecedented preoccupation with the public sphere, and of the people who appear in it. It often seems that if a celebrity automatically means that one is interesting, and, therefore, the matter can be spread-out in the autobiographies, and the pods, and the Saturday night entertainment on the television and in the sommarprat on the radio. These celebrity stories – it is easy to get the feel of to be seen as a little bit of extra relevance, for reasons that are sometimes difficult to understand. Maybe they are in some way involved in the writing of history: as They are known, are those that appear to be critical in hindsight.
Ernauxs the mother to take her to a museum and a library.
Ernaux, dedicated to the portraits of his parents could be described as the opposite of that. It is, of course, neither of her parents could have done something that matters in the public domain – something that is seen, or leaving a mark. Nothing that is featured in the magazine, not the generated Text, no one will remember it in the future.
And, at the same time, her parents ' stories of the highest generality. Ernaux depicts them as complex human beings, with lives as full of joy and sorrow – and, yes, the life of all the others.
Both her father and mother, are described in, for example, as a culture, in an authentic but non-subtle way. It is an interest of mine that has never been given the opportunity grow, have never been taken seriously, as it is near the bottom of the behovstrappan in life, which is to a large extent is a matter of survival.
Ernauxs the mother to take her to a museum and a library. She is more of an intellectual bent, both of the parents are sensitive and responsive, Her father, thinks about the s - kusmusik, and the beautiful scenery, he's doing the tours and playing the music and watching the landscapes, and that makes me happy. This is the description of a strong aesthetic experience, and, at the same time, there is a happiness that can't be phrased as: ”The feeling that you experience when you listen to a song while viewing a beautiful piece of land wasn't something you talked about.”
There are two oformulerade life, framlevda a oformulerad of the world. Just think of all the lives, all the dreams, all the systems of kinship and friendship, and of love, and the hope that was lost when the people who are living fully oformulerade lives have been lost.
Annie Ernaux, formulates them in terms of both their parents, and to the reader.
this is the left.
by Therese Bohman is an author and co-workers Taken kultursida. Her most recent novel, ”Aftonland”.< Updated Date: 13 March 2020, 15:00