A Respectable Occupation

by Julia Kerninon

A Respectable Occupation

  • ISBN-13: 9781838014124
  • Author(s): Julia Kerninon
  • Subject: Fiction in translation
  • Publisher: Les Fugitives Ltd
  • Imprint: Les Fugitives Ebook
  • Publication Date: 05-08-2020
  • Format: Electronic book text

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£8.25
'The best early training for a writer is an unhappy childhood,' Hemingway famously said. Julia Kerninon, one of France's most acclaimed young novelists, tells an altogether different story in a poetic account of her pursuit. Her journey through her formative years entwines the French and Anglo-Saxon literary traditions, resulting in a vibrant ode to reading, and to writing as a space for discovery (as well as a 'respectable occupation'), peppered with portraits of her disjointed yet loving family. From her native Brittany to the city of Shakespeare and Company, to a seaside cafe on the Atlantic coast, to Budapest and back, the author conjures a fluid, feminine answer to A Moveable Feast.
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'The best early training for a writer is an unhappy childhood,' Hemingway famously said. Julia Kerninon, one of France's most acclaimed young novelists, tells an altogether different story in a poetic account of her pursuit. Her journey through her formative years entwines the French and Anglo-Saxon literary traditions, resulting in a vibrant ode to reading, and to writing as a space for discovery (as well as a 'respectable occupation'), peppered with portraits of her disjointed yet loving family. From her native Brittany to the city of Shakespeare and Company, to a seaside cafe on the Atlantic coast, to Budapest and back, the author conjures a fluid, feminine answer to A Moveable Feast.

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