... 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.)