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Wartime writings : 1943-1949

Author: Marguerite Duras; Sophie Bogaert; Olivier Corpet; Linda Coverdale
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2008.
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"For decades it has been known that Marguerite Duras kept four notebooks in a blue closet in her country home in France. But only now do readers and critics have the chance both to savor this new material and to understand its significance. For in these notebooks, kept between 1943 and 1949, are the first versions of Duras's most famous works, the true stories behind The Lover, The War, and several other classics."  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
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Duras, Marguerite.
Wartime writings.
New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2008
(OCoLC)608483079
Named Person: Marguerite Duras; Marguerite Duras; Marguerite Duras
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marguerite Duras; Sophie Bogaert; Olivier Corpet; Linda Coverdale
ISBN: 9781595582003 1595582002
OCLC Number: 154707460
Description: xix, 296 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: I. The war notebooks. Pink marbled notebook ; Introduction ; Childhood and adolescence in Indochina ; Ter of the militia (rough draft) ; Wife to Marcel ; Albert of the Capitals (rough draft) ; The Rue de la Gaieté ; The sea wall (rough draft) ; Expecting ; The sea wall (rough draft) ; 20th century press notebook ; Introduction ; Théodora ; The war (rough draft) ; Hundred-page notebook ; Introduction ; The war (rough draft) ; Beige notebook ; Introduction ; The sea wall (rough draft) ; The horror of such love (rough draft) ; Vacation with D. ; Memories of Italy ; Did not die deported ; The sailor from Gibraltar (rough draft) ; Rue Saint-Benoît: Madame Dodin (rough draft) --
II. Other texts. Introduction ; Boundless childhood ; Stories ; Cambodian dancers ; "Is that you, Sister Marguerite?" ; Horror ; The Bible ; The stolen pigeons ; Eda or the leaves ; The war notebooks and the published works of Marguerite Duras.
Other Titles: Cahiers de la guerre et autres textes.
Responsibility: Marguerite Duras ; edited by Sophie Bogaert and Olivier Corpet ; translated from the French by Linda Coverdale.
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"For decades it has been known that Marguerite Duras kept four notebooks in a blue closet in her country home in France. But only now do readers and critics have the chance both to savor this new material and to understand its significance. For in these notebooks, kept between 1943 and 1949, are the first versions of Duras's most famous works, the true stories behind The Lover, The War, and several other classics." "An immediate bestseller in France, these wartime writings reveal the difficult, poignant circumstances of Duras's upbringing in colonial Vietnam, where her desperate mother was eager to sell her to the man who became known as "the lover." Here too is her revulsion at her first kiss and her deep unhappiness over this forced liaison. Once Duras emigrates to France, we follow her life through the war into the Liberation and the horrific events that she observed in the presence of the resistance members, who interrogated and tortured former collaborators. She also tells of the horrendous effect of finding her husband, returning nearly dead from the Nazi concentration camps. Throughout, Duras paints an unflinching picture of this troubled period."--Jacket.

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