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. Les Guérillères. By Monique Wittig. Translated from the French by David Le Vay. Originally published by Les Editions de Minuit, In English by Beacon. Les Guérillères by Monique Wittig is an otherworldly story of an apocalyptic war between men and women. Wittig writes in French, from a.

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Occasionally, specific people are mentioned, but each is only mentioned for a few sentences before the writing reverts back to the more generalized story. Same style and format as The Lesbian Body.

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When I enjoy pomo lit, it’s because of ideological tactics re: White women need to stop using slavery as a metaphor. I refuse to pronounce the names of possession and non-possession. So, at the beginning: It has been adduced as a reason that the phrase contains an antithesis and therefore lacks precision. Email required Address never made public. Another of them recalls that in the female State men were tolerated only for servile tasks and that they were forbidden under pain of death to bear arms or mount on horseback 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.


I was really debating whether or not to give this one 4 stars, but I’d say it’s more of a 3. And despite the fuzziness, a fairly clear political perspective comes into view by the end of the text.

Additionally, the book does not set up a linear narrative. Talk about missing the point!

The combination of this war of mythic proportions and the unusual format come together in a way that feels pedantic. BUTwhat I wanted to get at is a is that it is not widely read but b it is read widely enough that even a bookshop with multiple unread copies on its shelf still asks for healthy money. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs.

Or, failing that, invent. Eventually the story emerged, and it was interesting, but not as good as the little pieces taken individually.

It’s a landmark for its contribution, but also as an extraordinary piece of literature in itself. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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Form and Format in Fiction: Les Guérillères by Monique Wittig

It’s a powerful and inspirational book about sex warfare, rather like “The Handmaid’s Tale” or some songs by Tori Amos. Vlasta’s warriors teach all the peasant women who join them how to handle arms. A lot of gorgeous pastoral,post-apocalyptic imagery punctuated by pages featuring eithe This book really deserves a review more in-depth than “lyrically written disjointed barbarian woman vignettes,” but that’s all I got right now.


In the next few weeks, I might get in a few pages a day at best.

Less frequently, but perhaps more strikingly, the vignettes hold giant circles between them, whole pages on which the only thing that is written is a circle. This book really deserves a review more in-depth than “lyrically written disjointed barbarian woman vignettes,” but that’s all I got right now. Highly motivational and inspiring. The separated paragraphs serving to recount several concurrent narrative lines recalled Sexing the Cherry. It avoids the “men are pigs” cliche, even lfs the Amazonian barbarian babes are spearing them down,flaying them open, and tanning their hides.

It’s quite good, in fact. Sometimes a little self-indulgent, but that may also be the point. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Mar 29, Lse rated it really liked it Shelves: It is not abundantly eittig that the vignettes are even in a relatively chronological order, which raises some interesting questions.

The effect of these lists is like that of a war memorial, name after name of those lost in the fight. Showing of 5 reviews. Either this hadn’t been translated yet when I was in college or it was really hard to find, but I was stuck reading it in French.

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