Violette Leduc

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(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Violette Leduc 1907–1972

French novelist and memoirist.

A protégée of Simone de Beauvoir, Leduc produced writing which focused on the alienation of individuals. Her fictionalized autobiographies, La bâtarde and Mad in Pursuit, describe her obsession with loneliness and insecurity.

(See also Contemporary Authors, obituary, Vols. 33-36, rev. ed.; Contemporary Authors Permanent Series, Vol. 1.)