What happens when a woman has a passionate relationship with a man?

Annie Thérèse Blanche Ernaux, born 1 September 1940, is a French writer, professor of literature and Nobel laureate. Her literary work, mostly autobiographical, maintains close links with sociology. Ernaux was awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature “for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory”

Passion simple is an autobiographical novel. For many months, Annie Ernaux lived a passionate relationship with A. Everything in her life revolved around this foreign, married man. Shortly after the end of this story, as if she could make it last a little longer, the author takes up her pen to recount the waiting, the phone calls, the moments shared, the loss of the loved one. Simple Passion is a magnificent book about passion in love but also about the time, so particular, of writing. 


Louise Dufossé



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