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Lover
Marguerite Duras
0375700528
October 1998
Paperback
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From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Erica Bauermeister
It is said old loves can haunt us. The Lover creates this feeling through an atmosphere of shadows, veils, floating memories that came from - was it this boat trip or the last one? from age eight or twelve or thirty? In the end it doesn't matter, for the experience is now embedded, a distinct yet inseparable part of the personality. Marguerite Duras mines her own past to tell The Lover, the story of an adolescent girl growing up in Indochina during the 1930s. The girl is wayward, rebellious; one day, returning to school on the ferry, dressed in gold lame shoes, a man's hat and a silk dress, she encounters the son of a Chinese millionaire. Soon they are involved in the first affair of her life, one she claims has no basis in love for her. He can never marry her -...


Green Eyes
Marguerite Duras
0231069464
Nov 1990
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Familiarity with Duras's films, novels, plays, and screenplays is essential for a full appreciation of this set of interviews (originally published in a special issue of Cahiers du Cinema ) reflecting Duras's views on her own work and that of many film directors. Born in Vietnam in 1914, she made her literary debut in Paris with her novel Les Impudents (1943). Best known as an experimental writer and filmmaker, she has written and produced works characterized as "radical poetics" where metadiscourse and hypertextuality predominate ( Moderato Cantabile, Hiro shima mon Amour, Le Ravissement de Lol V. Stein ). This translation captures the informal, "fireside chat" style of the original, and the reader will find a wealth of information regarding Duras's personal views on politics, the media, and literary and film...


Marguerite Duras
Renate Gunther
0719057566
July 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
This study explores the work of French filmmaker Marguerite Duras, as an expression of both her personal experience and her political commitment. The films are thus located within their autobiographical, as well as their social and historical context. Individual chapters consider the relationship between Duras's wok as a writer and a director, the impact of socialism and feminism on her cinema, and representations of gender and sexuality in her films.


Postcolonial Duras
Jane Bradley Winston
0312240007
Dec 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book transforms our understanding of Marguerite Duras and a crucial swath of 20th-century French literary and cultural history by reading each through the lens of the other. This is the first book to read Duras in relation to colonial education, colonial propaganda, the postwar radicalization of left-wing intellectuals in France, and the work of artists of the African-American and Francophone Vietnamese diasporas.


Marguerite Duras
Renate Gunther
0719057574
July 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
This study explores the work of French filmmaker Marguerite Duras, as an expression of both her personal experience and her political commitment. The films are thus located within their autobiographical, as well as their social and historical context. Individual chapters consider the relationship between Duras's wok as a writer and a director, the impact of socialism and feminism on her cinema, and representations of gender and sexuality in her films.


Marguerite Duras
Martin Crowley
0340846135
Mar 2003
Paperback
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From the Publisher
This handy series from Headway offers brief yet lucid introductions to the world’s cultural icons. Each book examines the life, the work, and the legends surrounding its subject, and key terms and concepts are highlighted and clearly explained. Additionally, each chapter ends with a review section for easy reference and to help consolidate the reader’s understanding of the text.


Becoming Abigail
Chris Abani
1888451947
April 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Abani follows up GraceLand, his PEN/Faulkner Award–winning boy's coming-of-age novel, with a searing girl's coming-of-age novella in which a troubled Nigerian teen is threatened with becoming human trade. Abigail's mother died giving birth to her, leaving her, as she grows, with a crippling guilt that drives her to bizarre childhood mourning rituals and, later, with the responsibility of caring for her chronically depressed father. Repeated sexual violations by male relatives and the self-imposed expectation that she live up to her idealized image of her mother create unbearable pain and contradiction. When, at the halfway point of the book, Abigail's father sends her, at age 15 , to live with her cousin-by-marriage, Peter, in London, it's as much to free her from him as to give her more opportunities. But...


Marguerite Duras
Cheistiane Blot-Labarrere
202012226X

Mass Market Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: French


Ravishing of Lol Stein
Marguerite Duras
0394743040
Mar 1986
Paperback
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Book Description
Lol Stein is a beautiful young woman, securely married, settled in a comfortable life, and a voyeur.

Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation)

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Marguerite Duras: A Life
Laure Adler
0226007588
December 2000
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Duras (1914-1995) is a figure of continuing interest to Francophiles, readers interested in women's writing and devotees of modern films like Hiroshima mon amour. With verve and poignancy, this bestselling 1998 French biography (available for the first time in English) reveals Duras as an intellectual diva and difficult woman pursued by the ghosts of her past and a lifelong call to write. Historian and journalist Adler is able to present this complex picture through her extensive use of intimate sources (including Duras's son Jean and his father, Dionys), as well as her understanding of the high drama of Duras's life. From her childhood in colonial Indochina to her involvement in the Resistance and the development of French postwar cinema and literature, Duras (born Marguerite Donnadieu) was at the center of...


Moderato Cantabile
Marguerite Duras
0714503819
June 1991
Paperback
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Marguerite Duras: Apocalyptic Desires
Leslie Hill
0415050472
September 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description


Marguerite Duras: Apocalyptic Desires
Leslie Hill
0415050480
July 1993
Paperback
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Book Description
The first fully detailed, complete account in English of the fiction and films of France's best-known and most controversial woman writer. Leslie Hill throws new light on Duras' relation with feminism, sexuality and psychoanalysis.


L'Amant
Marguerite Duras
2707306959
January 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: French


Enacting Past and Present
Michaela Grobbel
0739107569
Dec 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Through a discussion of Walter Benjamin, Sigmund Freud, Mieke Bal and others, author Michaela Grobbel focuses on the work three women authors as types of performance which lead to re-presentations of memory. These women writers foreground the present but also critically demonstrate the complex relationship of the present to the past. Grobbel's work is a critical addition to any discussion of feminism, memory and literary modernism.

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