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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 )

44 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valentine, the troubled daughter of a well-off but dysfunctional Parisian family, vanishes on her way to school. Inexperienced private detective Lucie Toledo is hired to find the missing teenager, and enlists the help of a formidable agent with a past, known to her friends as the Hyena. Their quest, from Paris to Barcelona and back, uncovers a rich cast of characters whose paths have crossed Valentine's, leading to an alarming climax. Part political thriller, part road-movie, part romance, the latest novel by subversive writer and film-maker Virginie Despente
Vernon Subutex : roman by Virginie Despentes( Book )

54 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vernon Subutex, ancien disquaire à la dérive, ne peut guère compter que sur Alex Bleach pour l'aider à payer ses factures. Quand celui-ci meurt d'overdose, Vernon est expulsé de son appartement parisien et doit se faire héberger à droite et à gauche, sans se douter que tout le monde le recherche afin de mettre la main sur la vidéo que lui a laissée la pop star avant de mourir. Prix Anaïs Nin 2015
Baise-moi = Rape me : a novel by Virginie Despentes( Book )

61 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baise-Moi is one of the most controversial French novels of recent years, a punk fantasy that takes female rage to its outer limits. Now the basis for a hit underground film which was banned in France, Baise-Moi is a searing story of two women on a rampage that is part Thelma and Louise, part Viking conquest. 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 )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychiatric institutions and class difference doom two young lovers from the start in this dark romantic comedy
Les jolies choses : roman by Virginie Despentes( Book )

39 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 221 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."--
King Kong theory by Virginie Despentes( Book )

42 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Kong Theory is Despentes' candid account of how she became notorious: reviled and admired in equal measure for her rape-revenge novel turned film, Baise-Moi, she is the poster girl for modern female rebellion. Powerful, provocative and personal, King Kong Theory describes the ways her ideas have been shaped by her experiences of rape, prostitution and working in the porn industry. Feminist theory sheds its fusty image and takes on a punk mentality as Despentes claims that sisterhood explodes our belief in feminine perfection and creates a space for all those who can't or won't obey the ru
Mutantes : punk porn feminism( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 174 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
Les chiennes savantes by Virginie Despentes( Book )

39 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als Nackttänzerin einer Peepshow in Lyon läßt Louise, noch Jungfrau, nichts und niemanden an sich heran, bis sie eines Tages einem Mann in tragischer, verbrecherischer Leidenschaft verfällt
Teen spirit : roman by Virginie Despentes( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film from France. Crime. Two young women, brutalised by their experiences in society, go on a killing spree
Vernon Subutex : roman by Virginie Despentes( Book )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vernon Subutex en zijn libertaire volgelingen trekken door Frankrijk, organiseren dansfestijnen tot een erfenis tweedracht zaait
Vernon Subutex 1 by Virginie Despentes( Book )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 104 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
Het leven van Vernon by Virginie Despentes( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Dutch and held by 88 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 )

1 edition published in 2016 in Dutch and held by 73 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 )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in French and held by 47 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."
Bad girl( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 39 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 38 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
Vernon Subutex. roman by Virginie Despentes( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.69 (from 0.34 for Mutantes : ... to 1.00 for King Kong ...)

Baise-moi = Rape me : a novel
Bye bye blondieLes jolies choses : romanKing Kong theory
Alternative Names
Daget, Virginie Lucie Yvonne

Despentes, V.

Virginie Despentes

Virginie Despentes écrivaine française

Virginie Despentes escriptora francesa

Virginie Despentes escritora francesa

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 Lucie Yvonne Daget

Виржини Депант

فيرجيني دبانت

ویرژینی دپانت فیلمنامه‌نویس، نویسنده، و کارگردان فرانسوی

ڤیرژینی دێپانت

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