The Transformation of a Countrywoman in 20th-Century France
Written by: Emilie Carles Written by: Robert Destanque Translated by: Auriel H. Goldberger
1 Jun 1992
First published in France in 1977, this autobiography vivifies the captivating Carles from her peasant origins in a tiny Alpine village through her work as a teacher, farmer, mother, feminist and political activist.
Table of Contents
A Life of Her OwnAcknowledgments Introduction Translator’s Note Preface Part One Chapter 1: A Tree That Died for Want of Sap Chapter 2: Wolves in the Valley Chapter 3: Tied Down on a Mule Chapter 4: A Family Portrait Chapter 5: Learning to Read Chapter 6: They Died for Their Country Chapter 7: And the Wind Would Carry Me Off Like a Bird Chapter 8: Just As It Was in the Middle Ages Chapter 9: Farewell, Joseph Chapter 10: Thou Shalt Not Kill Chapter 11: “It’s When You Spits” Chapter 12: Beware the Loose Woman Chapter 13: Three Stories Plus One More Chapter 14: One of Their Own Chapter 15: Fatback and Wine-Soaked Bread Chapter 16: The Story of Marie-Rose Chapter 17: If I’d Been a Washerwoman Beside a Stream… Chapter 18: “Joseph, You’re a Thief!” Chapter 19: A Second Family
Part Two Chapter 20: You Have a Right to a Life of Your Own Chapter 21: Paris Is Well Worth a Mass Chapter 22: Against All Comers Chapter 23: Does Your Teacher Hit You? Chapter 24: My Four Wards Chapter 25: The Golden Age Chapter 26: Like a Bird Fallen from the Nest Chapter 27: The Phony War Chapter 28: Nine Names for a Hostage List Chapter 29: Schoolteacher in Val-des-Prés Chapter 30: Farewell to Jean Carles Chapter 31: The Wolves Are Back Chapter 32: November 11, 1977