The Quasi-confessional Autobiography: Mort d'un silence, by Clémence Boulouque
Since 2003, when Clémence Boulouque's memoir, Mort d'un silence, was published, its author has written in a variety of genres, including novels, articles, and film scripts. Mort d'un silence, her first autobiographical work, interests the reader for several reasons: it revisits Judge Gilles Boulouque's suicide in December 1990 and the consequences of this act for his family, especially his thirteen-year-old daughter, Clémence; it recalls the political climate in France during the late 1980s, when Gilles Boulouque had already begun to fight terrorism; and it illustrates the tension between disclosure and concealment as its twenty-six-year-old narrator describes her passage from childhood to adulthood following her father's death.
Jane E. Evans. 2008. "The Quasi-confessional Autobiography: Mort d'un silence, by Clémence Boulouque" The SelectedWorks of Jane E. Evans
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