Monique Wittig

Literary Birthday – 13 July – Monique Wittig

Monique Wittig was born 13 July 1935, and died 3 January 2003.

Five Quotes

  1. It is quite possible for a work of literature to operate as a war machine upon its epoch.
  2. I am with fire between my teeth and still nothing but my blank page.
  3. A text by a minority writer is effective only if it succeeds in making the minority point of view universal.
  4. One is a writer, or one is not.
  5. The basic agreement between human beings, indeed what makes them human and makes them social, is language.

Monique Wittig was a French author and feminist theorist. Her second novel, Les Guerilleres was a landmark in lesbian feminism.

Source for Image

Succession littéraire de Monique Wittig, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Posted on: 13th July 2014