Between 1940 and 1986, Alice Rivaz published 12 books nourished by sociability at her workplace and a feeling of being “set aside” from her Swiss contemporaries. 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. Part fiction, part autobiography, Alice Rivaz’ writing is characterised by a constant search for the correct form and its renewal from text to text.
Alice Rivaz reveals a novel’s potential to destabilise traditional representations and present the world differently.
Alice’s short stories form two collections, Sans alcool (1961) and De mémoire d'oubli (1973).
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.
Alice Rivaz collated several texts in Ce nom qui n’est pas le mien (1980) including a pioneering feminist article that had remained unnoticed since 1945.
Epistolary exchanges between Alice Rivaz and renowned literary writers of her time.
Bibliographical reference of and on Alice Rivaz' works
Preserving her literary heritage