Cover for Wittig: Les Guerilleres. Click for larger image
Ebook Information

Les Guérillères

A leading French feminist's most popular novel, available again

One of the most widely read feminist texts of the twentieth century, and Monique Wittig's most popular novel, Les Guérillères imagines the attack on the language and bodies of men by a tribe of warrior women. Among the women's most powerful weapons is laughter, but they also threaten literary and linguistic customs of the patriarchal order with bullets. In this breathtakingly rapid novel first published in 1969, Wittig animates a lesbian society that invites all women to join their fight, their circle, and their community. A pathbreaking novel about creating and sustaining freedom, the book derives much of its energy from its vaunting of the female body as a resource for literary invention.

"A satiric commentary on man's constant use of literature forms for self-aggrandizement . . . yet also a hymn of praise to women of astonishing conviction, a blueprint for women in the future."--New York Times Book Review

"Wittig is a dazzling writer. Her words are lucid and gleaming like moonlight."--Edna O'Brien

"A delectable epic of sex warfare. . . . An extraordinary leap of the imagination into the politics of oppression and revolt."--Mary McCarthy

Monique Wittig (1935-2003) was a French avant-garde writer and feminist theorist. Her early novel L'Opoponax won the prix Médicis. David Le Vay has translated numerous books, including Wittig's The Lesbian Body.

To order online:
http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/53kzy7qx9780252074820.html

To order by phone:
(800) 621-2736 (USA/Canada)
(773) 702-7000 (International)

Related Titles

previous book next book
Bloomer Girls

Women Baseball Pioneers

Debra A. Shattuck

Colored No More

Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C.

Treva B. Lindsey

Health Equity in Brazil

Intersections of Gender, Race, and Policy

Kia Lilly Caldwell

Reclaiming Klytemnestra

Revenge or Reconciliation

Kathleen L. Komar

Beyond Respectability

The Intellectual Thought of Race Women

Brittney C. Cooper

Lost in the USA

American Identity from the Promise Keepers to the Million Mom March

Deborah Gray White

The Selected Papers of Jane Addams

vol. 3: Creating Hull-House and an International Presence, 1889-1900

Jane Addams Edited by Mary Lynn McCree Bryan, Maree de Angury, Ellen Skerrett, and Richard R. Seidel with the assistance of consulting editor Barbara Bair

Passing for Spain

Cervantes and the Fictions of Identity

Barbara Fuchs

Women against Abortion

Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century

Karissa Haugeberg

Women Poets of Spain, 1860-1990

Toward a Gynocentric Vision

John C. Wilcox

Lucretia Mott Speaks

The Essential Speeches and Sermons

Lucretia Mott Edited by Christopher Densmore, Carol Faulkner, Nancy Hewitt, and Beverly Wilson Palmer

Politicizing Creative Economy

Activism and a Hunger Called Theater

Dia Da Costa

Philosophical Writings

Simone de Beauvoir

Football and Manliness

An Unauthorized Feminist Account of the NFL

Thomas P. Oates

 
Les Guérillères ebook is available for immediate download from the following vendors:
Amazon.com
Barnes & Noble
Kobo
Google Play