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A Life of Her Own: The Transformation of a Countrywoman in 20th-Century France

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Emilie Carles was born in 1900 into the rigidly conservative patriarchal world of a poor and isolated peasant community in the High Alps of France. Her autobiography is the tale of a world that has largely disappeared and of the one that has emerged to take its place. 8 pages of photographs.

Synopsis:

First published in France in 1977, this autobiography vivifies the captivating Carles from her peasant origins in a tiny Alpine village through her work as a teacher, farmer, mother, feminist and political activist.

Table of Contents

A Life of Her Own Acknowledgments

Introduction

Translator's Note

Preface

Part One

Chapter 1: A Tree That Died for Want of Sap

Chapter 2: Wolves in the Valley

Chapter 3: Tied Down on a Mule

Chapter 4: A Family Portrait

Chapter 5: Learning to Read

Chapter 6: They Died for Their Country

Chapter 7: And the Wind Would Carry Me Off Like a Bird

Chapter 8: Just As It Was in the Middle Ages

Chapter 9: Farewell, Joseph

Chapter 10: Thou Shalt Not Kill

Chapter 11: "It's When You Spits"

Chapter 12: Beware the Loose Woman

Chapter 13: Three Stories Plus One More

Chapter 14: One of Their Own

Chapter 15: Fatback and Wine-Soaked Bread

Chapter 16: The Story of Marie-Rose

Chapter 17: If I'd Been a Washerwoman Beside a Stream...

Chapter 18: "Joseph, You're a Thief!"

Chapter 19: A Second Family

Part Two

Chapter 20: You Have a Right to a Life of Your Own

Chapter 21: Paris Is Well Worth a Mass

Chapter 22: Against All Comers

Chapter 23: Does Your Teacher Hit You?

Chapter 24: My Four Wards

Chapter 25: The Golden Age

Chapter 26: Like a Bird Fallen from the Nest

Chapter 27: The Phony War

Chapter 28: Nine Names for a Hostage List

Chapter 29: Schoolteacher in Val-des-Prés

Chapter 30: Farewell to Jean Carles

Chapter 31: The Wolves Are Back

Chapter 32: November 11, 1977

Afterword

Glossary

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140169652
Translator:
Goldberger, Avriel H.
Other:
Goldberger, Avriel H.
Translator:
Goldberger, Avriel H.
Author:
Goldberger, Auriel H.
Author:
Carles, Emilie
Author:
Destanque, Robert
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Teachers
Subject:
France
Subject:
Farmers
Subject:
Pacifists
Subject:
France History 20th century.
Subject:
Brianðconnais
Subject:
Women
Subject:
World History-France
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
no. 38
Publication Date:
19920631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.24x5.58x.70 in. .64 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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