Quote by: Annie Ernaux

Naturally I feel no shame in writing these things because of the time which separates the moment when they are written--when only I can see them--from the moment when they will be read by other people, a moment which I feel will never come. By then I could have had an accident or died; a war or a revolution could have broken out. This delay makes it possible for me to write today, in the same way I used to lie in the scorching sun for a whole day at sixteen, or make love wihout contraceptives at twenty: without thinking about the consequences


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Author Bio


  • NameAnnie Ernaux
  • DescriptionFrench writer
  • BornSeptember 1, 1940
  • CountryFrance
  • ProfessionWoman Of Letters; Autobiographer