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Intimit: entretien avec Maryse Cond

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Abstract:

This interview addresses Maryse Cond's entire body of work with emphasis put on her most recent novels, Clanire cou-coup (2000), Histoire de la femme cannibale (2003), Victoire, les saveurs et les mots (2006), and Les belles tnbreuses (2008). Cond reflects upon her relationship to intimacy and autobiography, discussing the influence of her life on her creative work. Cond reveals the meaning of being true to oneself as opposed to pretending and how her uncompromising nature has impacted her writing and life. Furthermore, she explains why homosexuality and incest are recurrent themes in her novels. Cond opens up about love in the Guadeloupian culture, offering a candid look at a topic with which she has no personal experience. The interview ends with Cond reflecting on race, biracial relationships and black beauty.

Keywords: Antilles; Cond; autobiography; gender; homosexuality; race

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/ijfs.13.1.131/1

Affiliations: The University of Montana.

Publication date: 2010-06-01

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