Mireille Best (2949 words)


Mireille Lemarchand (pseudonym Mireille Best; born 4 June 1943; died 16 January 2005), story writer and novelist, was known for her singular prose style that marked her as a literary heir of the French New Novel. A pioneer in that her protagonists were working class lesbians, Mireille Best received critical acclaim in the French, German, and Dutch press, but is not widely known in academic circles. Published by the prestigious French publishing house Gallimard, Best wrote four volumes of short stories (Les Mots de hasard [Chance Words](1980), Le Méchant petit jeune homme [The Naughty Little Boy] (1983), Une Extrême attention [An Extreme Attention] (1985), Orphéa trois [Orphea Three</&hellip;

Citation: Schechner, Stephanie. "Mireille Best". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 July 2015 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13478, accessed 17 April 2021.]

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