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Cardinal, Marie (1929–2001)

French novelist. Born Mar 9, 1929, in Algiers, Algeria; died May 9, 2001; studied philosophy in Paris; children: 3.

Best known for her semi-autobiographical, bestselling novel Les Mots pour le dire (The Words to Say It, 1975), one of the 1st books about the personal experience of psychoanalysis; won the Prix International du Premier Roman for her 1st novel, Ecoutez la Mer; other writings, which often focus on women's experiences and explore their relationship to language, include La Clé sur la porte (1972), Une vie pour deux (1979), Au pays de mes racines (1980), Le passé empiété (1983), and Les Grands Désordres (1987); taught at the universities of Salonika, Lisbon, and Montreal.

Cardinal, Marie (1929–2001)

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