Francine du Plessix Gray Analysis


(Great Authors of World Literature, Critical Edition)

Arana-Ward, Marie. “Francine du Plessix Gray.” The Washington Post, February 13, 1994, p. x.10. A sound introduction to Gray’s life written upon the publication of Rage and Fire.

Colby, Vineta, ed. World Authors: 1975-1980. New York: H. W. Wilson, 1985. Includes a fairly long reference entry on Gray’s life; focuses on her work as a novelist.

Gray, Francine du Plessix. “The Debacle.” The American Scholar, 71, no. 3 (Summer, 2002): 5. Gray recounts her story of fleeing Paris during the German occupation, both a physical and emotional tragedy for her family and the French people.

Gray, Francine du Plessix. “Growing Up Fashionable.” The New Yorker, 71, no. 11 (May 8, 1995): 95. An interesting study of her background as seen through her own profile of her mother, Tatiana Liberman.

Gray, Francine du Plessix. “The Seduction of the Text Series.” The Washington Post, February 13, 1994. Part of the Writing Life series. Gray gives an insightful lesson on how to write.