New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, 1976. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's slate-blue textured paper-covered boards, spine gilt, gray endpapers, original illustrated dust jacket.
Award-winning English translator and writer Crosland's wide-ranging work of biographical criticism, taking in the life and work of French women writers in the hundred years following the death of George Sand, in 1876. Includes considerations of Colette, Simone de Beauvoir, Marguerite Duras, Violette Leduc, Pauline Réage, Françoise Sagan, Nathalie Sarraute, Albertine Sarrazin, Simone Weil, Monique Wittig, Marguerite Yourcenar and many others. Ripe for NYRB-style re-issue. Illustrated with numerous black-and-white photos and reproductions; with bibliography and index. Fine, in unclipped dust jacket. Item #331