Violette Noziere: A Story of Murder in 1930s Paris

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"Maza explains brilliantly how and why Violette's story-or a culturally acceptable version of her story-grew from being a mere fait divers, or miscellaneous news item, into a nationally staged drama that bound France in schadenfreude-laced fascination near the end of the turbulent and divisive Third Republic. Combining a neatly suspenseful account of Violette's crime and its consequences with a richly layered cultural history ... she skillfully analyzes Violette's transformation from wretched schoolgirl to cultural icon." -- Judith Warner New York Times Book Review 20110603 "Grittily cinematic." -- Megan O'Grady Vogue 20110407 "An academic history with a pulpy noir heart." Publishers Weekly 20110411 "The story itself is so fascinating that general readers interested in crime and mystery will be enthralled." -- Marie Marmo Mullaney Library Journal 20110401 "Excellent... Maza gorgeously weaves together social history, crime culture, gender theory, and thorough research." -- Oline Eaton New Books In Biography 20121015 "[An] excellent new biography... Maza gorgeously weaves together social history, crime culture, gender theory, and thorough research." -- Oline Eaton New Books In Biography 20121015 "A true-life detective tale set not amid the glamour and romance of a well-touristed Paris but in a secret city that runs thick with the lives of the forgotten and the abandoned." -- David Kennedy Jones T: The New York Times Style Magazine 20110615 "Compelling... A brief review cannot convey the elegance and persuasiveness of Maza's version of this famous case." -- Robert A. Nye, Oregon State University Journal Of Modern History 20130301 A well-researched and thoroughly readable account of French culture as revealed in a generally forgotten murder case." -- Jaime O'Neill Chico News & Review 20110512 "The trial captivated France, and readers will be just as captivated by Maza's study of Noziere and the culture of interwar France." -- Eric Feil Dan's Hamptons 20110609

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On an August evening in 1933, in a quiet, working-class neighborhood in Paris, eighteen-year-old Violette Noziere gave her mother and father glasses of barbiturate-laced 'medication', which she told them had been prescribed by the family doctor; one of her parents died, the other barely survived. Almost immediately Violette's act of 'double parricide' became the most sensational private crime of the French interwar era - discussed and debated so passionately that it was compared to the Dreyfus Affair. Why would the beloved only child of respectable parents do such a thing? To understand the motives behind this crime and the reasons for its extraordinary impact, Sarah Maza delves into the abundant case records, re-creating the daily existence of Parisians whose lives were touched by the affair. This compulsively readable book brilliantly evokes the texture of life in 1930s Paris. It also makes an important argument about French society and culture while proposing new understandings of crime and social class in the years before World War II.

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Descripción University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 2011. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. A Simpson Book in the Humanities.. 352 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. CRIME. On an August evening in 1933, in a quiet, working-class neighborhood in Paris, eighteen-year-old Violette Nozire gave her mother and father glasses of barbiturate-laced "medication," which she told them had been prescribed by the family doctor; one of her parents died, the other barely survived. Almost immediately Violette's act of "double parricide" became the most sensational private crime of the French interwar eraÑdiscussed and debated so passionately that it was compared to the Dreyfus Affair. Why would the beloved only child of respectable parents do such a thing? To understand the motives behind this crime and the reasons for its extraordinary impact, Sarah Maza delves into the abundant case records, re-creating the daily existence of Parisians whose lives were touched by the affair. This compulsively readable book brilliantly evokes the texture of life in 1930s Paris. It also makes an important argument about French society and culture while proposing new understandings of crime and social class in the years before World War II. Sarah Maza is Jane Long Professor of Arts and Sciences and Professor of History at Northwestern University. She is the author of many books including award winners Private Lives and Public Affairs: The Causes CŽlbres of Prerevolutionary France (UC Press) and The Myth of the French Bourgeoisie: An Essay on the Social Imaginary, 1750-1850. A well-researched and thoroughly readable account of French culture as revealed in a generally forgotten murder case."ÑChico News & Review "An academic history with a pulpy noir heart. . . . Fluently written and thoroughly researched, Maza contains 'a whole constellation of contemporary experience' in the wrenching story of the Nozires."ÑPublishers Weekly "Grittily cinematic."ÑVogue "Maza writes for students of French and women's history, but the story itself is so fascinating that general readers interested in crime and mystery will be enthralled by the intersection of sex and class at its heart."ÑLibrary Journal "Sarah Maza has written a vivid, gripping and clear-eyed account of the celebrated Violette Nozire case, which captivated French society in the 1930s. A bold and imaginative story, Violette Nozire opens an unexpected and revealing window onto interwar Parisian life." Ñ Colin Jones, author of Paris: Biography of a City "Sarah Maza's absorbing new book on Violette Nozire--flapper, fantasist, and perpetrator of one of the most sordid and sensational French homicides of the 1930sÑis a scholarly 'true crime' tale of the most intelligent sort. Why might a seemingly respectable little mademoiselle from a 'nice' bourgeois family want to poison her maman et papa at the breakfast table? Alongside her riveting account of the crime and its aftermath, Maza investigates the various pathologiesÑfamilial, social, economic, cultural, psychosexualÑthat may have figured in the mayhem. (At her trial Nozire claimed, among other things, that her father had sexually abused her for years.) The result is both a fascinating case historyÑGreek tragedy rewritten as seedy policierÑand a chilling glimpse into the less salubrious aspects of French lower middle-class life between the wars." Ñ Terry Castle, author of The Professor "One of those rare and sophisticated works that tells a gripping story while evoking a complex historical period. There exist very few cultural histories of the interwar years."ÑCarolyn Dean, author of Aversion and Erasure: The Fate of the Victim after the Holocaust "Sarah Maza's book tells an arresting story that deftly combines conventional social history with a subtle analysis of gender and culture. Using all the arts of the best storytellers, she is careful not to give too much away, and it is only with time and a remarkable conclusion that we realize that Violette Nozire is no ordinary tale." Ñ Ruth Harris, author of Dreyfus: Politics, Emotion, and the Scandal of the Century. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 72571X1

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Descripción University of California Press, United States, 2011. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 231 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. On an August evening in 1933, in a quiet, working-class neighborhood in Paris, eighteen-year-old Violette Noziere gave her mother and father glasses of barbiturate-laced medication , which she told them had been prescribed by the family doctor; one of her parents died, the other barely survived. Almost immediately Violette s act of double parricide became the most sensational private crime of the French interwar era - discussed and debated so passionately that it was compared to the Dreyfus Affair. Why would the beloved only child of respectable parents do such a thing? To understand the motives behind this crime and the reasons for its extraordinary impact, Sarah Maza delves into the abundant case records, re-creating the daily existence of Parisians whose lives were touched by the affair. This compulsively readable book brilliantly evokes the texture of life in 1930s Paris. It also makes an important argument about French society and culture while proposing new understandings of crime and social class in the years before World War II. Nº de ref. de la librería AAH9780520260702

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Descripción University of California Press, United States, 2011. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 231 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. On an August evening in 1933, in a quiet, working-class neighborhood in Paris, eighteen-year-old Violette Noziere gave her mother and father glasses of barbiturate-laced medication , which she told them had been prescribed by the family doctor; one of her parents died, the other barely survived. Almost immediately Violette s act of double parricide became the most sensational private crime of the French interwar era - discussed and debated so passionately that it was compared to the Dreyfus Affair. Why would the beloved only child of respectable parents do such a thing? To understand the motives behind this crime and the reasons for its extraordinary impact, Sarah Maza delves into the abundant case records, re-creating the daily existence of Parisians whose lives were touched by the affair. This compulsively readable book brilliantly evokes the texture of life in 1930s Paris. It also makes an important argument about French society and culture while proposing new understandings of crime and social class in the years before World War II. Nº de ref. de la librería AAH9780520260702

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