Item #7265 The Opoponax. Monique Wittig, Helen Weaver, translation.

The Opoponax

Plainfield, VT: Daughters Inc., 1976. 1st Edition Thus. Octavo, publisher’s stiff illustrated paper wraps.

First edition thus of French feminist writer and theorist Monique Wittig’s first novel, a semi-autobiographical bildungsroman centers on Catherine Legrand, a Catholic schoolgirl contending with adolescence and her early recognition that she is a lesbian. The Prix Médicis award winning book instantly received wide acclaim for its avant-garde style and criticism of heteronormativity, with Marguerite Duras claiming it as a “brilliant work of art…that belongs to all of us.” Translated from the original French by Helen Weaver, who is also known for her memoir detailing her affair with Jack Kerouac, The Awakener (2009). Published June Arnold's lesbian feminist press Daughters Inc. Light edgewear, a few shallow dents to text block. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Near fine. Item #7265


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