The Woman in Green : Magazine : A Public Space

The Woman in Green

Feature Marie NDiaye
Translated from the French by Jordan Stump

Against melancholy, against regret, common sense and cynicism can do nothing. She regrets not what was, but what should have been, could have been, had she only made some other choice way back then.

Log in to read the rest.

If you are a subscriber but do not currently have online access, please contact us to link your subscription at

Not a subscriber?

Not yet a subscriber? Join us now, and become a part of the conversation.

No. 21

No. 21


Marie NDiaye is the author of over a dozen plays and works of prose and was one of ten finalists for the 2013 International Booker Prize, alongside Lydia Davis and Marilynne Robinson. English translations of her work include the story collection All My Friends (Two Lines Press); the novel Three Strong Women (Knopf), for which she received the 2009 Prix Goncourt; and the novel Rosie Carpe (University of Nebraska Press), for which she received the 2001 Prix Femina. Her memoir Self-Portrait in Green will be published in late 2014 by Two Lines Press.


A Public Space is an independent, non-profit publisher of the award-winning literary and arts magazine; and A Public Space Books. Since 2006, under the direction of founding editor Brigid Hughes the mission of A Public Space has been to seek out and support overlooked and unclassifiable work.


A one-year subscription to the magazine includes three print issues of the magazine; access to digital editions and the online archive; and membership in a vibrant community of readers and writers.

For Just


Subscribe Today

A Public Space
149 E 23rd St #B
New York, NY 10010

Privacy Policy

General Information
Subscription Help