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The Resource Men, Marie Darrieussecq ; translated from the French by Penny Hueston

Men, Marie Darrieussecq ; translated from the French by Penny Hueston

Label
Men
Title
Men
Statement of responsibility
Marie Darrieussecq ; translated from the French by Penny Hueston
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Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"The French title of Men plays on a quote by Marguerite Duras: We have to love men a lot. A lot, a lot. Love them a lot in order to love them. Otherwise it's impossible, we couldn't bear them.' With her characteristic intensity, edginess and humour, Marie Darrieussecq explores female desire, what it means to be a woman. Solange was a provincial teenager in All the Way ; now in her thirties, she's not a great mother, is a mediocre actress, but in Hollywood she falls for a charismatic actor, Kouhouesso, who wants to direct a movie of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness --in Africa. He's black; she's white--what's the difference when it comes to love, she wonders? Solange follows her man to Africa, determined to play a main role in both his film and his affections. But nothing goes to plan in this brilliantly droll examination of romance, movie-making and clichés about race relations. After all, there's no guarantee you'll be loved by the one you love. Personal and political, passionate and engaged, Men is a novel that will make you see things differently."--Syndetics
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Summary
With her characteristic intensity, edginess and humor, Marie Darrieussecq explores female desire, and what it means to be a woman
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10534686
Cataloging source
AU@
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Darrieussecq, Marie
Dewey number
843.914
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from French
Literary form
fiction
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Hueston, Penny
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True
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • Race relations
  • Blacks
  • Whites
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Blacks
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Race relations
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Whites
Target audience
adult
Label
Men, Marie Darrieussecq ; translated from the French by Penny Hueston
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1690695
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781925240917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781925240917
  • (OCoLC)930556159
Label
Men, Marie Darrieussecq ; translated from the French by Penny Hueston
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1690695
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781925240917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781925240917
  • (OCoLC)930556159

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