Monique Wittig

1935 - 2003

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Monique Wittig (French: [vitig]; 13 July 1935 – 3 January 2003) was a French author, philosopher and feminist theorist who wrote about abolition of the sex-class system and coined the phrase "heterosexual contract". Her groundbreaking work is titled The Straight Mind and Other Essays. She published her first novel, L'Opoponax, in 1964. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Monique Wittig has received more than 301,162 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Monique Wittig is the 1,141st most popular writer (up from 1,305th in 2019), the 1,300th most popular biography from France (up from 1,515th in 2019) and the 167th most popular French Writer.

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Notable Works

Corps lesbien
Social Science
On a fictional Sapphic island where women live exclusively among themselves, the narrator-protagonist, in a series of invocations to her lover and descriptions of the island's life, celebrates the contours, contents, and satisfactions of the lesbian body.
The Opoponax
L' Opoponax
French fiction
Les Guérillères


Among writers, Monique Wittig ranks 1,141 out of 7,302Before her are Bharata Muni, Saint Gall, Michel Butor, Arnold Zweig, Bulat Okudzhava, and Gaius Valerius Flaccus. After her are Léon Bloy, Cornelius Gallus, Anne Rice, Antoine François Prévost, Gottfried Keller, and Vidyapati.

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Among people born in 1935, Monique Wittig ranks 56Before her are Pepe, David Harvey, Zhelyu Zhelev, John Saxon, Satoshi Ōmura, and Masahito, Prince Hitachi. After her are Ernesto Laclau, John G. Avildsen, Forough Farrokhzad, Udo Lattek, Lorenzo Bandini, and Wim Duisenberg. Among people deceased in 2003, Monique Wittig ranks 46Before her are Edgar F. Codd, David Dacko, Franco Corelli, Jack Elam, Roberto Bolaño, and Mario Beccaria. After her are Lee Yoo-hyung, Denis Thatcher, Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Waichiro Omura, Moktar Ould Daddah, and Frank Sheeran.

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In France

Among people born in France, Monique Wittig ranks 1,300 out of 6,770Before her are Louis-Claude Daquin (1694), Ernest Gellner (1925), Emmanuel Mounier (1905), Michel Butor (1926), Jean-Louis Barrault (1910), and Caterina Valente (1931). After her are Léon Bloy (1846), Anne L'Huillier (1958), Jane Frances de Chantal (1572), Rodolphe Kreutzer (1766), Jean-Lambert Tallien (1767), and Antoine François Prévost (1697).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Monique Wittig ranks 167Before her are Madeleine de Scudéry (1607), Charles Péguy (1873), Jean Giono (1895), Alain-Fournier (1886), Clément Marot (1495), and Michel Butor (1926). After her are Léon Bloy (1846), Antoine François Prévost (1697), Chevalier d'Éon (1728), Vivant Denon (1747), Comtessa de Dia (1175), and Joachim du Bellay (1522).