The Chantal Chawaf Newsletter, Volume II, Number 1 (Summer-Fall 1998)
Reception of Chawaf's Latest Book: Le Manteau noir
Le Manteau noir is a great success in France and the publisher has already made a re-print. Dr. Monique Saigal (Pomona College, USA) gave a paper entitled, "La récupération de la mère chez Jeanne Hyvrard et Chantal Chawaf," and Dr. Metka Zupancic (University of Guelph, Canada) gave a paper, "L'au-delá irrésistible: Chantal Chawaf, Le Manteau noir," at the Colloque International sur la littérature fançaise contemporaine dans les années 1990" at Dalhousie University, Canada, on September 24-26, 1998. In November 1998, Chantal Chawaf participated in a Paris colloquium of major writers addressing the question, "Que veut la femme?" ("What does woman want?"). In early 1999 a new book, Chantal Chawaf, by Dr. Marianne Bosshard (US Naval Academy, USA) will appear in the "Collection Monographique Rodopi en Litterature Française Contemporaine," from Editions Rodopi, Amsterdam/Atlanta. The chapter titles are:
This text will also include an extensive Bibliography, and the text discusses all of Chawaf's works, from Rétable through Le Manteau noir.
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