Published between 1940 and 1986, her works relate the profound changes in the status of women and relations between the sexes, as well as the taboos and constraints affecting ordinary people.
In the latter half of her career, Alice Rivaz expressed the need to look back on her past to understand the 20th century in light of her own path.
Her interviews highlight her strong and lively character. Her unique voice and insight are still relevant today.
A delicate hint of roots, of an extraordinary life, a burning confession of suffering through it all, Comptez vos jours (Count your days) opens with melodious rhythmic phrases, a veritable chant expressing life and what forms its essence.
Ce Nom qui n’est pas le mien (This name that is not my own) is a collection of several autobiographical texts and various essays. It is divided into three parts: Femmes, Lire Écrire and Petite suite personnelle (Women, Reading Writing, and A Personal Sequel).
Her notebooks go beyond the realm of the novelist to also provide a fascinating account of cultural and social life in 20th-century Geneva.