Literary Birthday – 13 July – Monique Wittig


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.

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

Source for Image

 by Amanda Patterson