mariage blanc


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mariage blanc

(marjaʒ blɑ̃)
n, pl mariages blancs (marjaʒ blɑ̃)
unconsummated marriage
[C20: literally: white marriage]
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Ni au jeune qui, parti clandestinement dans quelque ville europeenne, veut regler ses problemes de papiers par le recours au fameux mariage blanc qui permet de mettre fin au travail en noir.
N'ayant pas les moyens financiers necessaires pour contracter un mariage blanc, Jallel demande a Nassera, une jeune femme franco-maghrebine avec laquelle il vient de commencer une relation, de << faire la fille pour le mariage >>:
Ainsi, l'intrigue est construite autour du personnage de Lucien Paumelle, medecin retraite age de quatre-vingts ans, defenseur de nombreuses causes humanitaires, qui, dans le cadre de son dernier acte militant, contracte un mariage blanc avec une jeune sans-papiers moldave, Tatiana, dans le but de regulariser le sejour en France de celle-ci et de sa fille.
Top of the palace's wish list in what has been dubbed "un mariage blanc" are posh American beauties Elizabeth Koch, Cornelia Guest, Amanda Hearst and Lauren Bush - but if Albert can't bag any of them, he may fall back on a model or an actress, sources say.
Kashiwagi's methodology in particular is strongly reminiscent of 1960's criticism: his analyses rest primarily on "oppositions binaires" (light/shadows, sight/blindness, horizontal/vertical) and develop through thematic and semantic associations (for example: "L'appellation <<Blanche>> liee inseparablement avec l'existence de son <<mari>> n'insinue-t-elle pas l'idee d'un mariage blanc?").
In a volume on a stylist as meticulous as Wharton, there are a few too many misprints, malapropisms ("an elicit affair" [69]; "marriage blanche" for "mariage blanc" [66]), and alarmingly hackneyed phrases (describing Wharton's friend Walter Berry as "the love of her life" [26], his law career as "a lame excuse" for not proposing marriage [26], and The Glimpses of the Moon as "a runaway best-seller" [42]).
He had married a young woman named Elizabeth Chanler, who like him had been an employee of Sotheby's auction house, and they maintained a mariage blanc while he pursued a gay life.
Jane Bowles once wrote to her husband, her dearest Bupple, "I keep forgetting what writing is supposed to be anyway." She had already published a novel, Two Serious Ladies, which she decided "was after all not a novel." She forgot what a novel was and forgot marriage for mariage blanc. Later on, forgetting the grammar of present and future, she would sign a copy of her collected works as "Dead Jane Bowles." What did she learn from forgetting it all - did it burn or was it soothing as a final balm?
Translations of his later plays include Mariage Blanc and The Hunger Artist Departs (1983).
A mariage blanc to Catherine does not allay these fears.
Rozewicz is known to the English-speaking readers/theatregoers as the author of The Card Index, White Marriage (Mariage Blanc), Departure of the Hunger Artist, and The Trap which have occasionally been staged in this country.
De Lauretis insists that "it takes two women, not one to make a lesbian." There is much to say for the pith of such a maxim, which snaps a retort to someone like Donovan Leitch proffering "Maybe I'm a lesbian." Much to say, yes, but there are also innumerable bodies lost in just such a theoretical calculation (why not three?): those liminal bodies of the autoerotic (the staunch spinster, etc.); the "Mrs." of a mariage blanc; those bodies for whose yearnings there are few words but for whom one salubrious word may be lesbian.