A Life of Her Own: A Countrywoman in Twentieth-Century France

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Published in France in 1977 as Une Soupe aux Herbes Sauvages, this autobiography of a peasant woman reared in the stony insularity of a tiny Alpine village reveals the unfolding of a formidable person. Carles, born in 1900, writes of her life in the mountains coountry of southern France as comprising "so many different things, funny or tragic, picturesque or cruel." She takes the reader into her beloved Claree Valley where she as a young child in a motherless family labored alongside her father in the fields; it is where ...

A Life of Her Own: A Countrywoman in Twentieth-Century France 1991, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813516417

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