This year’s Nobel Prize in Literature was expected. Not that French writer Annie Ernault will understand it, but it has to be about the general public. Here comes the role of the desire to have an abortion. The Nobel Prize for Literature has a history.
In addition to several literary awards, this is not the first award after Erno’s miscarriage.
She was already a role model for the lead actress in last year’s “L’évènement” (The Event) because Ernault miscarried her unwanted child when she was a literature student in 1964 because she feared difficulties in her studies and later career. At the time, abortion was prohibited in France, but Ernault wanted to publish her work, write her autobiography, and then organize her content in 2010. In the 1970s she fought for the liberation of abortion. Not surprisingly, reviews of the film in major German newspapers are consistently positive.
Compared to the daily “Die Welt” from 6.10. The 82-year-old explained: “I was driven by the idea that it couldn’t be like that, that it was impossible for me to become a mother. So I had to do it, I didn’t know how. In desperation I tried it with a knitting needle. There were a number Of the obstacles I had to overcome one by one. But I was naive, I didn’t know at that time what was in store for me. I knew I would bleed to death? I didn’t expect it.” She almost died already, as she wrote in her autobiography subjective event. The title of the book alone speaks of a decisive event in her life.
critical distance from the world
And literary? She is now celebrated as a “feminist icon from the beginning” (FAZ), who has “courage and clinical sharpness”, or who “blowed the boundaries of imagination, revolutionized biography and made new writing possible” (SZ): The Munich newspaper says: The way we talk about oneself has changed the world.”
The writer, born on September 1, 1940, kept her ideas close to the rebellious and destructive ideas of the French left such as Jacques Lacan, Michel Foucault, Roland Barthes and Jean Baudrillard, but also Wilhelm Reich. They all shared the theme of physical experience, and excessive personal exertion, as in Georges Patai. What makes her subjects are religious hostility towards the body, the functional failure of those of lower caste like her, and the shame associated with it, but also issues such as sexual assault. You write about the causes of violence. The critical distance she maintains from the world is also reflected in her reserved style, which often lets events speak for themselves without judgment.
Anti-Semitism Award Winner
In Germany, it was only really read after 2017, after France was the guest country of the Frankfurt Book Fair. Suhrkamp Verlag requested translation of her work. If we take a closer look at it, some newspapers are talking about Erno’s anti-Semitism: “The scandal surrounding Annie Erno: the Nobel laureate in literature incites Israel,” the headlines of “Fox” magazine. She supports the destruction of Israel and rejects intercultural cooperation, which she compares to the apartheid policy of South Africa, and France.
You can read over and over again these days that Erno represents the women’s issue. Nowhere is it stated that this is equivalent in this case to calling for an abortion.
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