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Despentes, Virginie 1969-

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Most widely held works by Virginie Despentes
Apocalypse bébé : roman by Virginie Despentes( Book )

48 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Apocalypse Baby is a smart, fast-paced detective novel about a missing adolescent girl traveling through Paris and Barcelona. She is tailed by two mismatched private investigators: the Hyena, part ruthless interrogator, part oversexed rock star, and Lucie, her plain and passive--almost to the point of invisible--sidekick. As the search unfolds, the heart of contemporary youth culture is exposed"--
Pretty things by Virginie Despentes( Book )

38 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A woman convinces her sister, who has a beautiful voice, to pretend they are the same person so she can become famous. After she suddenly commits suicide, the remaining sister continues to use, and learn about, her dead sister's identity."--
Vernon Subutex 1 by Virginie Despentes( Book )

68 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is Vernon Subutex? An urban legend. A fall from grace. The mirror who reflects us all. Vernon Subutex was once the proprietor of Revolver, an infamous music shop in Bastille. His legend spread throughout Paris, touching artists and fans alike. But by the 2000s, with the arrival of the internet and the decline in CDs and vinyl, his shop is struggling. When it closes, Subutex is out on a limb, with no idea what to do next. Nothing sticks. Before long, his savings are gone, his employment benefit is cut, and when the friend who had been paying his rent dies suddenly, Vernon Subutex finds himself out on the streets. He has in his possession, though, the last filmed recordings of his dead friend and benefactor and a crowd of people are now on Vernon's trail
Baise-moi = Rape me : a novel by Virginie Despentes( Book )

65 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manu and Nadine have had all they can take. Manu has been brutally raped, and determines it's not worth leaving anything precious lying vulnerable -- including her very self. She teams up with Nadine, a nihilist who watches pornography incessantly, and they enact their own version of les vols et les viols (rape and pillage) -- they lure men sexually, use them up, then rob and kill them. Drawing from the spiky cadences of the Sex Pistols and the murderous eroticism of Georges Bataille or Dennis Cooper, Baise-Moi is a shocking, accomplished, and truly unforgettable novel
Bye bye blondie by Virginie Despentes( Book )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychiatric institutions and class difference doom two young lovers from the start in this dark romantic comedy
King Kong theory by Virginie Despentes( Book )

49 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despentes, author of the controversial 1991 novel Baise-Moi, the feminist provocateur examines key questions of sexuality, male and female roles, and her own awakening to action. Having been raped at 17, and served as unwilling confidante to many women since Baise-Moi's publication, Despentes struggles with a society that taught her, as a woman, not to fight back against a man attempting to rape her "when that same society has taught me that this is a crime from which I will never recover." She also, thankfully, finds some measure of relief; three years after being attacked, she discovered feminist writer Camille Paglia, whose words first inflamed and then emancipated her. Elsewhere in this short book, Despentes discusses sex, pornography, and prostitution. That she spent several years as a prostitute isn't notable, Despentes says; what's notable is that she's willing to speak about it
Vernon Subutex. roman by Virginie Despentes( Book )

33 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vernon Subutex is still on the streets. Hanging around with alcohol-soaked Charles in the Parc de Buttes Chaumont, feverish and hallucinating, he is completely cut off from the wider world and unaware that he is the subject of a frantic search by a crowd of hunters hot on the trail of the last recordings of the famous dead musician, Alex Bleach. But just imagine that one of these hunters finally gets hold of the precious tapes. What might they contain? The answer could have shocking - almost apocalyptic - consequences."--Publisher's description
Vernon Subutex. roman by Virginie Despentes( Book )

23 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couv. indique : "Qui est Vernon Subutex ? Une légende urbaine. Un ange déchu. Un disparu qui ne cesse de ressurgir. Le détenteur d'un secret. Le dernier témoin d'un monde disparu. L'ultime visage de notre comédie inhumain. Notre fantôme à tous."
Mutantes : punk porn feminism( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is pornography an acceptable form of expression - and if so, can distinctions be drawn between different forms of pornography? This documentary raises all of these questions, seeking to provide the answers from the perspective of pro-sex feminism, which asserts that pornography must be wrested from patriarchal control, and that in the hands of women and sexual minorities, it can become a tool of liberation. Director Virginie Despentes (Baise-moi) takes a wide ranging look at the movement and maps the evolution of pro-sex, or "post-porn", from its pioneers like Annie Sprinkle to newer European work like Emilie Jouvet's Too Much Pussy! Filled with roughly two dozen interviews with the likes of B. Ruby Rich, Lydia Lunch, Annie Sprinkle, Catherine Breillat, Del La Grace Volcano, Maria Beatty, Coralie Trinh Thi, Carol Queen, Lynnee Breedlove, Norma Jean Almodovar, and other members of the post-porn movement, Mutantes is part of a very queer feminist revolution. Exploring in comprehensive fashion the various sexual niches of punk porn, queer porn, SandM, and transgender, the film goes a long way toward demystifying a movement that has been several decades in the making
Teen spirit : roman by Virginie Despentes( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Roman psychologique (formation)
Baise-moi by Virginie Despentes( Visual )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film from France. Crime. Two young women, brutalised by their experiences in society, go on a killing spree
Les chiennes savantes by Virginie Despentes( Book )

36 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nous sommes à Lyon, sur les pentes de la Croix-Rousse. Lucie travaille comme strip-teaseuse. Elle rencontre un mauvais garçon, Victor, qui la manipule avec une habileté perverse et lorsque deux de ses collègues de travail sont découvertes sauvagement assassinées, elle se retrouve à mener l'enquête ... Virginie Despentes signe ici son unique polar, et place le lecteur dans la position d'un client de peep-show : les personnages exhibent autre chose que ce qu'ils sont, ne se parlent que séparés par des vitres, les rideaux tombent toujours trop tôt, et ce qu'on finit par découvrir en loge n'a rien à voir avec ce qui se donne en spectacle ... Quand les poupées prennent la parole et se démaquillent, elles ne ressemblent pas tout à fait à ce qu'on croyait savoir d'elles. [Source : 4e de couv.]
Vernon Subutex : roman by Virginie Despentes( Book )

16 editions published between 2017 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vernon Subutex en zijn libertaire volgelingen trekken door Frankrijk, organiseren dansfestijnen tot een erfenis tweedracht zaait
Het leven van Vernon by Virginie Despentes( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Dutch and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een platenhandelaar op zijn retour moet zijn appartement verlaten en gaat een zwervend bestaan leiden langs vage kennissen die ooit de rock-scene van Parijs vormden
Het leven van Vernon by Virginie Despentes( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Dutch and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vernon Subutex, oud-eigenaar van een platenzaak, woont op straat. Zijn vrienden zijn op zoek naar hem omdat een bekende, overleden zanger hem een bijzondere videoboodschap heeft nagelaten
Philippe Djian en marges : biographie by David Desvérité( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mordre au travers : nouvelles by Virginie Despentes( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in French and English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six textes noirs en forme de coup de poing pour décrire six tragédies contemporaines dont les femmes sont les héroïnes sacrifiées
Vernon Subutex. roman by Virginie Despentes( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bad girl( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women filmmakes are directing and producing hard-core videos to the female consumer. These women claim the right to pornography made by women for women and reject the censorship called for by feminists. Are they simply business-women out for their share of one of the most lucritive film markets, or avant-garde feminists and advocates of new sexual relationships? This documentary features selected film clips and interviews with feminist authors, filmmakers, anthropologists, sexologists and porn producers, directors and activists
Pretty things( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucie and Marie are twin sisters with a love-hate relationship, their personalities completely opposed. Lucie is offered an exclusive recording contract despite the fact that she can't sing; Marie, who can sing goes to Paris to perform in place of her
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Baise-moi = Rape me : a novel
Baise-moi = Rape me : a novelBye bye blondieKing Kong theory
Alternative Names
Daget, Virginie Lucie Yvonne

Depānta, Virdžīnija, 1969-

Despentes, V.

Virginie Despentes

Virginie Despentes écrivaine et réalisatrice française

Virginie Despentes escriptora francesa

Virginie Despentes escritora francesa

Virginie Despentes francuska pisarka

Virginie Despentes Frans schrijfster

Virginie Despentes französische Schriftstellerin

Virginie Despentes French writer and film director

Virginie Despentes idazle, nobelagile eta zinemagile frantsesa

Virginie Despentes scrittrice e regista francese

Virginie Despentes skrivagnerez gallek

Virginie Despentesová francouzská spisovatelka a režisérka

Virginie Lucie Yvonne Daget

Виржини Депант

Виржини Депант френска писателка и режисьорка

فيرجيني دبانت

ویرژینی دپانت فیلمنامه‌نویس، نویسنده، و کارگردان فرانسوی

ڤیرژینی دێپانت

데스펜테스, 베르지니에 1969-

데팡트, 비르지니 1969-


デパント, ヴィルジニ