A Man's Place

by Francine Prose
A Man's Place
  • ISBN-13: 9781609804039
  • Author(s): Francine Prose
  • Subject: Biography: literary|biography & autobiography: literary
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • Imprint: Seven Stories Press
  • Publication Date: 13-09-2012
  • Format: p/b

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Annie Ernaux's father died exactly two months after she passed her practical examination for a teaching certificate. Barely educated and valued since childhood strictly for his labour, Ernaux's father had grown into a hard, practical man who showed his family little affection. Narrating his slow ascent towards material comfort, Ernaux's cold observation reveals the shame that haunted her father throughout his life. She observes the importance he attributed to manners and language that came so unnaturally to him as he struggled to provide for his family in rural France.
About the book

Annie Ernaux's father died exactly two months after she passed her practical examination for a teaching certificate. Barely educated and valued since childhood strictly for his labour, Ernaux's father had grown into a hard, practical man who showed his family little affection. Narrating his slow ascent towards material comfort, Ernaux's cold observation reveals the shame that haunted her father throughout his life. She observes the importance he attributed to manners and language that came so unnaturally to him as he struggled to provide for his family in rural France.