Madeleine Cottenet-Hage

Madeleine Cottenet-Hage is Professor Emerita of French at the University of Maryland, USA. Her interest is twentieth-century francophone and French literature by women, on which she has published in various journals and books. She has also published on francophone cinema. She is co-editor, with Eva Sartori, of the forthcoming Daughters of Sarah, an anthology of Jewish women writers writing in French.

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Michèle Sarde

After receiving advanced degrees in French literature in France (Agrégée de l’Université), Michèle Sarde went to the USA in 1968 where she spent most of her teaching career (1970–2001) at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Her publications are in three genres: biographies, novels and essays.

Anna Langfus

Anna Langfus’s novels all deal with the experience of war, destruction and loss after the Holocaust, weaving autobiographical material with fiction. Le Sel et le Soufre (Salt and Suffering, Prix Charles Veillon, 1960) retraces the war years in Poland, the destruction of the Lublin ghetto and the eradication of the protagonists’ comfortable middle-class family. The Jewish community’s early denials of impending doom, the German atrocities, as well as the participation of Jewish officials in the deportation of their own community are all narrated by Maria, an overprotected young woman, who early on flees into her own forms of denial: sleep, dreams, illness and reckless roamings in the city’s streets.

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