This text examines French women's writing and representations of the Occupation in post-68 France. It looks at the work of "The Women Resisters", those women who were adult resisters during the war, and "The Daughters of the Occupation", those who were born during or after the war period. The author argues that the older female generation's nascent awareness of how gender informs political activism is reworked into explicitly feminist representations of wartime France by younger women writers.
Table of Contents
Preface Introduction Remembering the War Years PART ONE: THE WOMEN RESISTERS Resistance Voices: the Case of Lucie Aubrac Gender and Genre: Maurice, Moret and Duras A Feminist Rereading: Clara Malraux PART TWO: THE DAUGHTERS OF THE OCCUPATION The Daughters of the Resistance: Gatard and Albrecht The Daughters of Collaboration: Chaix and Le Garrec The Daughters of Persecution: Jewish Children Remember Conclusion Endnotes Select Bibliography Index
CLAIRE GORRARA is a Lecturer in French in the School of European Studies at the University of Wales, Cardiff. She undertook her postgraduate research at the University of Oxford and is co-editor of a forthcoming collection of essays on European literature and the Second World War.