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name = L'Opoponax
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author = Monique Wittig
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country = France
language = French
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genre = Novel
publisher = Les Éditions de Minuit
release_date = 1964
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"L’Opoponax" is a 1964 novel by Monique Wittig. It was translated into English in 1966 [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C00E5DA1731F931A25752C0A9659C8B63&scp=1&sq=%22The+Straight+Mind%22&st=nyt Monique Wittig, 67, Feminist Writer, Dies, by Douglas Martin, January 12, 2003, New York Times] ] .

Plot introduction

L'Opoponax is about 'typical childhood experiences like the first day of school and the first romance'.

Literary significance and criticism

The novel won the Prix Medicis in 1964.

The New Yorker called it 'a charming feat of virtuosity'. The New York Times Book Review said Wittig has 'made what can only be called a brilliant re-entry into childhood.'.


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