11 September 2015

Paris 2015: Ariane Grimm, Cimetière du Montparnasse #7

Ariane Grimm (born Annick Martigny) died in 1985 at the age of eighteen in a motorcycle accident. Two years later her divorced mother Gisèle Grimm published La Flambe: Journal intime d'une jeune fille, which consisted of the last four of seventeen private diaries which Ariane had been writing for a number of years. In the diaries she included drawings, various photos, holidays, films seen, clothes, different foods, attached locks of her hair after sessions at the hair dresser's, filled margins with lipstick kisses, etc. Philippe Lejeune, the founder of L'Association pour l'Autobiographie, has written a number of papers on Ariane Grimm and believes that she was not only exploring the nature of and reinventing the form of the journal, but also exploring the nature of the letter, autobiography, and the novel.

1 comment:

gisèle grimm said...

Marvellous! Annick (Ariane) Martigny (Grimm) is worth your it!