Sylvie Germain (1130 words)


Since her 1985 debut on the literary scene, Sylvie Germain has become an important and unique voice in contemporary French literature. A prolific writer, she has authored novels, prose narratives, short stories, prefaces and postfaces, and even some poetry and a children’s story. In addition, she has collaborated with contemporary artists and photographers and penned essays on topics ranging from visual arts and literary aesthetics to faith and religion (in particular the untranslated 2004 Les Personnages [The Characters] and 1996 Les Echos du silence [The Echoes of Silence]). While steeped in philosophical and ethical thinking, her fiction and non-fiction also explore the s…

Citation: Ponnou-Delaffon, Erin Tremblay. "Sylvie Germain". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 April 2011 [, accessed 19 August 2022.]

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