Marguerite Duras




Marguerite Donnadieu, known as Marguerite Duras (French: [maʁ.ɡə.ʁit dy.ʁas]; 4 April 1914 – 3 March 1996), was a French novelist, playwright, screenwriter, essayist, and experimental filmmaker. Her script for the film Hiroshima mon amour (1959) earned her a nomination for Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards.
Born in French Indochina, to two teachers (immigrants from France), her first sexual experiences were those of an impoverished, clever, French girl, growing up in Indochina. She was sent to France before World War II (to continue her education), and experienced that war as a young woman in occupied France. Her experience of the war and of growing up in Indochina were to form much of the basis of her writing. (See the bibliography.)





The best books of all time by Marguerite Duras

  1. 369 . The Lover by Marguerite Duras

    An international best-seller with more than one million copies in print and a winner of France's Prix Goncourt, The Lover has been acclaimed by critics all over the world since its first publicatio...

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  2. 865 . The Ravishing of Lol Stein by Marguerite Duras

    The Ravishing of Lol Stein is a haunting early novel by the author of The Lover. Lol Stein is a beautiful young woman, securely married, settled in a comfortable life—and a voyeur. Returning with h...

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  3. 974 . La siesta de M. Andesmas by Marguerite Duras

    Monsieur Andesmas, sesenta y ocho años, compra una casa para su hija Valérie. Quiere construir una terraza que domine sobre la llanura, un pueblo, el Mediterráneo. Espera al contratista, que se ha ...

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  4. 1301 . The Vice-Consul by Marguerite Duras