Le bébé

2010

Le bébé, is the title of a novella by Marie Darrieusecq. It is a "semi-autobiographical story of a mother’s first nine months with her newborn son. It also examines...the riveting debate surrounding maternal creativity." -Claire Marrone

In 2010, during the first 9 months of our son's life, we transcribed Darrieusecq's book which has yet to be translated into English. Copying over the book in in a language we didn't understand was more a somatic act of reading and writing than an intellectual one. Like our budding relationship with our son, it unfolded in the pre-symbolic realm. 

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