Faculty Book: Nancy K. Miller

Nancy K. Miller

Breathless: An American Girl in Paris
(Seal Press, 2013)
The story of a girl who rebelled against conventional expectations for marriage, children, and suburban life, Breathless offers a glimpse into the intimate lives of girls before feminism took hold. Paris was a magnet for those eager to resist domesticity, and Miller was enamored of everything French. Upon graduating from Barnard College in 1961, she set out for Paris, with a plan to take classes at the Sorbonne and live out a great romantic life inspired by the movies. But after a string of sexual misadventures, she gave up her short-lived freedom and married an American expatriate who promised her a future of three-star meals and five-star hotels—and who turned out to be a con man. Distinguished Professor Nancy K. Miller serves on the doctoral faculty in comparative literature, English, and French.

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Submitted on: NOV 1, 2013

Category: Comparative Literature | English | Faculty Books | French