Marguerite Duras - Author

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Marguerite Duras was one of Europe's most distinguished writers. The author of many novels and screenplays, she is perhaps best known outside France for her filmscript Hiroshima Mon Amour and her Prix Goncourt-winning novel THE LOVER, also filmed. Her other books include LA DOLEUR, BLUE EYES BLACK HAIR, SUMMER RAIN and THE NORTH CHINA LOVER. Born in Indochina in 1914, Marguerite Duras died in 1996.

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The Garden Square

The Garden Square

Author: Marguerite Duras Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/10/2018

A young woman, working as a childminder for a living, takes her charge out to play in a Parisian garden square. Sitting on a bench, she starts talking to a stranger, a travelling salesman, and their conversation gradually turns into an exchange of confidences, as she speaks of her desire for a more stable future and he of his feelings of rootlessness and disillusionment. As the afternoon wears on, the two sense an increasing connection between them. Understated and impressionistic, and consisting almost entirely of dialogue, The Garden Square is one of Marguerite Duras's finest novels, which she also adapted to the stage.

Hiroshima mon amour

Hiroshima mon amour

Author: Marguerite Duras Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2018

Moderato Cantabile

Moderato Cantabile

Author: Marguerite Duras Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/11/2017

A distressed young man murders the woman he loves in a cafe, watched by a large crowd. Fascinated by the crime she has witnessed, Anne Desbaresdes returns several times to the scene, forming a relationship with a man who also saw the murder, and drinking through the afternoon with him as he patiently answers her eager questions. Slowly, they find themselves being taken over by forces which threaten their own stability. Moderato Cantabile is a carefully woven tapestry of emotion, in which the characters' inner lives are reflected by the story's spaces and landscapes.

Suspended Passion Interviews

Suspended Passion Interviews

Author: Marguerite Duras Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/08/2016

Abahn Sabana David

Abahn Sabana David

Author: Marguerite Duras Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/06/2016

The Sailor From Gibraltar

The Sailor From Gibraltar

Author: Marguerite Duras Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/09/2013

L'amour

L'amour

Author: Marguerite Duras Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/08/2013

Writing

Writing

Author: Marguerite Duras Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/08/2011

Writing, one of Marguerite Duras\u2019s last works, is a meditation on the process of writing and on her need for solitude in order to do it. In the five short pieces collected in this volume, she explores experiences that had an emotional impact on her and that inspired her to write. These vary from the death of a pilot in World War II, to the death of a fly, to an art exhibition. Two of the pieces were made into documentary films, and one was originally a short film. Both autobiographical and fictional, like much of her work, Writing displays Duras\u2019s unique worldview and sensitive insight in her simple and poetic prose.

No More

No More

Author: Marguerite Duras Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/10/1998

Green Eyes

Green Eyes

Author: Marguerite Duras Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/1990

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