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Simple Passion by Annie Ernaux

Simple Passion

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Simple Passion by Annie Ernaux
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Aug 05, 2003 | ISBN 9781583225745

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“The triumph of Ms. Ernaux’s approach … is to cherish commonplace emotions while elevating the banal expression of them … A monument to passions that defy simple explanations.” The New York Times Book Review

“A work of lyrical precision and diamond-hard clarity.” The New Yorker

“A stunning story, despite its detachment and the careful exclusions of any excess, that pulsates with the very passion Ernaux so truthfully describes … Small, but abundantly wise.” Kirkus Reviews

“All this—the suffering and anxiety of waiting, the brief soulagement of lovemaking, the lethargy and fatigue that follow, the renewal of desire, the little indignities and abjections of both obsession and abandonment—Ernaux tells with calm, almost tranquillized matter-of-factness [that] feels like determination, truth to self, clarity of purpose.” —The Washington Post


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