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Marguerite Duras : a life

Author: Laure Adler
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Marguerite Duras was one of twentieth-century France's most influential and complex figures - a phenomenally productive and daring writer and filmmaker, a passionate political activist, and a charismatic and infuriating friend and lover. Duras drew constantly on her own experience in her art, often blurring the boundaries between the two. In this researched and involving biography, Laure Adler leads us through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Marguerite Duras; Marguerite Duras
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laure Adler
ISBN: 0226007588 9780226007588
OCLC Number: 43985550
Description: viii, 424 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A Child of Indo-China --
The Mother --
The Lover --
Rue Saint-Benoit --
From Collaboration to Resistance --
The Road to Liberation --
The Party --
Motherhood --
How Can Anyone Not Write? --
The Journalist --
Roots and Revolt --
In the Dark Room --
The Street and the Camera --
The Duras Cult --
Yann --
The Lover --
Eyes Wide Open to Nowhere.
Other Titles: Marguerite Duras.
Responsibility: Laure Adler ; translated by Anne-Marie Glasheen.
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The author, through her exploration of the events central to Duras' career, including her affair with and eventual denunciation of a Nazi collaborator and her childhood in Indochina, reveals Duras as  Read more...

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