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Fiction
Author: Francine Du Plessix Gray
ISBN: 0393305473
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Pages 320 pages
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company (April 17, 1988)
Language English
Category: Fiction
Rating: 4.4
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by Francine Du Plessix Gray


Francine du Plessix Gray (September 25, 1930 – January 13, 2019), was a French-born American Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer and literary critic

Francine du Plessix Gray (September 25, 1930 – January 13, 2019), was a French-born American Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer and literary critic. She was born on September 25, 1930, in Warsaw, Poland, where her father, Vicomte Bertrand Jochaud du Plessix, was a French diplomat – the commercial attaché

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Francine du Plessix Gray, a French-American writer who, in her novels and journalism, explored the complexities of cultural identity, the obstacles confronting women seeking their place in the world and her own privileged but anguished early life, died on Sunday in Manhattan. She was 88. Her son Thaddeus said the cause was complications of congestive heart failure. Mrs. Gray, as she preferred to be called, was the daughter of a French father and a Russian mother and had arrived in New York at the age of 10 speaking no English.

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Lovers are tyrants and the meaning of existence is liberation. This is a very thoughtful and provocative book. It just not all that clear to me. However, I think Stephanie would take it a step further. I don’t know how I managed to miss it all these years given that it was published in 1967, but I am very happy that I did stumble upon it and have read it now. It is deeply challenging and enlightening. Further, the book is very well written, structured well in the various periods of Stephanie’s life with marvelous characters and a central character of gripping interest. She is at the same time strong in her pursuit of this desired liberty, yet weak in her ability to achieve it. Lovers and Tyrants is at once an erotic, urgent, and beautifully written novel that established Francine du Plessix Gray as one of the most brilliant and exuberant fiction talents to emerge in America's literary history.

“A novel of extraordinary richness and power. Sensual, witty, vividly evocative in every sentence. A fine book which achieves the real texture of life so often absent from fiction, and as such is not only entirely satisfying but resonantly memorable. ―William Styron

Lovers and Tyrants is at once an erotic, urgent, and beautifully written novel that established Francine du Plessix Gray as one of the most brilliant and exuberant fiction talents to emerge in America’s literary history. This is the story of Stephanie, whose life we follow from her extraordinary childhood in France, through her father's mysterious disappearance, her emigration with her mother to America, her private schooling in New York, her tempestuous sexual relationships with a European nobleman, her marriage to an American, her children, and ultimately, her self-liberation. Every phase of Stephanie’s life illustrates our painful ambivalence toward the irreconcilable poles of love and liberation, security and freedom.
Quemal
Gray can write! Her prose is powerful, sometimes lyrical, occasionally humorous. Her metaphors can be original and compelling. This novel is told in first person, and reads like a memoir. The single well developed character is the narrator.

While it is a novel and not a memoir, I was glad I read an account of Gray's life on the internet; the narrator certainly has much in common with Gray, and without the biographical background, I would have found the work disjointed. In the novel Gray works through the scars of her upbringing, her experience as a woman growing up in a society which had not yet experienced the advances of the feminist movement, and most importantly the conflicts in her personality between her Apollonian and Dionysian sides, both of which are very strongly expressed, creating unresolved tension.

The novel is divided into sections, which could probably be read independently. The first, short section entitled "The Governess" is a real "downer", so do not let that put you off the work.
Mitynarit
_Lovers and Tyrants_ follows the life of Stephanie from her childhood in France to her schooling in New York to her stint as a reporter in Paris to her very American marriage all the way through to her final attempt at being free. One of the interesting things about the book is the way the voice of the writers changes between the different sections-- from the precious voice of memoir in the childhood section to a kind of drunken free-flow in her days as a Paris reporter. Parts of the book *do* feel dated in an unpleasant sort of way because of the strong dependence on the sixties ethos, but the writing is good enough that this can generally be forgiven.
Mitars Riders
She's the best. Another little known erotic novel by her anonymously is Take Her to the Dark Side the things a woman's body was made for. Great stuff.