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Book review: les Parisiennes: how the women of Paris lived, loved and died in the 1940s by Anne Sebba

Williams, Katherine (2016) Book review: les Parisiennes: how the women of Paris lived, loved and died in the 1940s by Anne Sebba. LSE Review of Books (26 Aug 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

What did it feel like to be a woman in Paris from 1939-49? What were the choices women were forced to make in order to ensure their survival during the Nazi occupation? Anne Sebba attempts to answer these questions, and many more, in Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940s, using an impressive array of primary sources including interviews with surviving women. The book chronicles how women from all walks of life coped during years of fear and uncertainty, and gives readers insight into the life-and-death daily decisions that women in Paris made. Katherine Williams recommends this book to those interested in social history, gender and femininity studies.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DC France
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2016 10:55
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2016 10:57
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/67752

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