Her new novel, “Les Guérillères” (though novel is hardly the word for it), now appears in an American edition. Monique Wittig was born in the. Les Guérillères has ratings and 55 reviews. Mala said: They say henceforward what they are is not subject to compromise. They say they must now stop. Monique Wittig’s second novel Les Guerilleres is obviously a tale of war, given that the morpheme “guerre” is clearly discernible in the work’s title. However, the .

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So, at the beginning: This is a radical book about the power of women, their bodies, language, symbols and circles. An Idea in Fiction Cambridge, Mass.: Sometimes fascinating, sometimes sensuous, sometimes revolting. Email required Address never made public.

The plot is amorphous gendered fury cut through with ritual recitations of the named and specific, because every woman is also an individual. Jul 29, Natalie Cannon rated it it was amazing. Dec 30, Denise rated it really liked guerilelres. Vlasta’s warriors teach all the peasant women who join them how to handle arms.

It is performed on an enormous parade-ground. They play a game. Almost like a series of short dreams. Apr 25, Bryan rated it really liked guerillfres.

White women need to stop using slavery as a metaphor. Feb 21, Ella rated it really liked it. I am certain they will pay us out a hundredfold, that they will make us stay all day by the distaff the shuttle and the spinning-wheel, that they will send us to wash dishes in the kitchen. I had tons of highlighting on fierce moments, and enjoyed reading it as it happened. I just suppose it doesn’t fit my palate as wonderfully as other ‘weird’ lit.


They say, they have described you as they descri “They say, men in their way have adored you like a goddess or else burned you at their stakes or else relegated you to their service in their back-yards. They say, take an example from the wild birds who, even if they mate with the males to relieve their boredom, refuse to reproduce so long as they are not at liberty.

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Oct 14, l. They say, yes, these are the same domineering oppressors who have written of negroes and women that they are universally cheats hypocrites tricksters liars shallow greedy faint-hearted, that their thinking is intuitive and illogical, that nature is what speaks most loudly in them. So, read this book. There is no one character that the book follows.

Talk about missi I’m trying to read this in French. This book is often billed as a novel and it’s frankly pretty unsatisfying if you hold it to those expectations. The first thing the reader is confronted with in this book is a poem in all capital letters.

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Oct 25, Jessica rated it really liked it. There huerilleres an underlying structure of sorts to it, as the novel begins with what can be considered the foundations, moves towards conflict that’s when the men come into the pictureand concludes with a triumphal, optimistic resolution.

Mar 05, Jacob Wren rated it it was amazing. This real necessity for everyone to exist as an individual, as well guerolleres a member of a class, is perhaps the first condition for the accomplishment of a revolution, without which there can be no real fight or transformation.


On the other hand if you abandon any conventions or expectations of genre and gyerilleres the book only in its own light, it comes across much better.

The example proposed to illustrate the word hate has been rejected. It avoids the “men are pigs” cliche, even when the Amazonian barbarian babes are spearing them down,flaying them open, and tanning their hides. Then the women laugh, baring their teeth to the fullest extent.

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Fury Road Part 2. The women say, I refuse henceforward to speak this language, I refuse to mumble after them the words lack of penis lack of money lack of insignia lack of name. Is it a good book?

Some of the vignettes tell stories of specific people living in the society, some of them tell of the goddesses that the society worship, some tell of the collective history which seems to point to a time much like present day and some tell of specific points in the war between the sexes. We shall richly deserve it. Mercifully, it was brief.

Aug 23, Gguerilleres rated it really liked it Shelves: At these words all the women shout and laugh and clap each other on the shoulder to show their contentment. What good is a Utopia if it can’t last? Mar 29, Krumpet rated it really liked it Shelves:

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