Chawaf, Chantal (1943–)
Chawaf, Chantal (1943–)
French novelist and feminist. Born Sept 1943 in Paris, France, during WWII, when doctors pulled her from her mother's dying body after a shell hit her parents' car; studied classics in Paris; married a Syrian; children: Rayane and Jinane.
Lived in Syria with husband where she had her children, then returned to France; associated at beginning of career with feminist group Psych et Po; works, which often explore feminine experience of language and sensuality, include Retable, La rêverie (Mother Love/Mother Earth, 1974), Chair chaude (1976), Rougeâtre (1978), Landes (1980), La Vallée incarnate (1984), L'intérieur de heures (1987), L'éclaircie (1990) and Le Manteau Noir (1998); also published literary essays and Le corps et le verbe: la langue en sense inverse (1992).
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