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Silences, or a woman's life

Author: Marie Chaix; Harry Mathews
Publisher: Champaign : Dalkey Archive Press, 2012.
Series: French literature series (Normal, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A woman falls into a coma. During this final voyage through the fog, the narrator attempts to recover the vivacious woman she knew before this illness: the mad lover, the romantic spouse, the musician who sacrificed her dreams to the reality of life with her husband.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Chaix; Harry Mathews
ISBN: 9781564787958 1564787958
OCLC Number: 783162547
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: "Originally published in French as Les silences ou la vie d'une femme by Éditions du Deuil, Paris, 1976."--T.p. verso.
Description: 159 p. ; 21 cm.
Series Title: French literature series (Normal, Ill.)
Other Titles: Silences, ou la vie d'une femme.
Responsibility: Marie Chaix ; translated by Harry Mathews.

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