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Cause of death  Murder
Role  Memoirist
Education  Comparative literature
Died  1977, Mexico City, Mexico

Occupation  Writer
Alma mater  Cornell University
Name  Maryse Holder
Movies  A Winter Tan
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Born  October 19, 1940Paris, France
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Maryse Holder (October 19, 1940 – September 1977) was an American memoirist and feminist writer, who was the author of Give Sorrow Words. The book was published posthumously in 1979 by Grove Press, with an introduction by feminist author Kate Millett, after Holder was murdered in Mexico in 1977, at age 36.


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Early life

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Maryse Holder was born in Paris on October 19, 1940. Her mother, a member of the French Resistance, died in a concentration camp after being sent to Nazi Germany by the Vichy government. She came to America with her father when she was seven years old, as a stateless person.


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Holder was a graduate student at Cornell University, where she studied under Paul de Man, and a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at City University of New York.

Career and publications

After being dismissed as a professor at City University in a mass firing, due to New York city fiscal problems, Holder decided to pursue a life exploring sexual adventure in Mexico. While in Mexico, she wrote a series of letter describing her experiences to Edith Jones, a friend in New York City, from which she hoped to "wring a masterpiece from my life." Following Holder's brutal murder in Mexico under mysterious circumstances, the letters became the basis for the book Give Sorrow Words: Maryse Holder's Letters from Mexico. It was adapted to film in 1987, under the title A Winter Tan.


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