Sunday, July 18, 2010

On July 18

On this day in ...
... 1900 (110 years ago today), Nathalie Ilyanova Tcherniak was born in Ivanova, Russia. She lived most of her life in France. Soon after her marriage to a fellow Sorbonne law student, Nathalie Sarraute (left) became the 1st woman to be admitted to the Paris bar, practicing from 1926 till about 1940. Thereafter she devoted herself full-time to writing. Sarraute was

one of the earliest practitioners and a leading theorist of the nouveau roman, the French post-World War II “new novel,” or “antinovel,”

as Jean-Paul Sartre dubbed her Portrait d’un inconnu (1947). Sarraute, whom our guest/alumna Vivian Grosswald Curran named an IntLawGrrls transnational foremother, died in Paris on October 19, 1999.

(Prior July 18 posts are here, here, and here.)

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