Marguerite Duras

more photos (1)





Marguerite Duras

Author profile


born
in Gia-Dinh, Viet Nam
April 04, 1914

died
March 03, 1996

gender
female

genre

influences


About this author

Marguerite Donnadieu, better known as Marguerite Duras (pronounced [maʀgəʁit dyˈʁas] in French) (April 4, 1914 – March 3, 1996) was a French writer and film director.

She was born at Gia-Dinh, near Saigon, French Indochina (now Vietnam), after her parents responded to a campaign by the French government encouraging people to work in the colony.

Marguerite's father fell ill soon after their arrival, and returned to France, where he died. After his death, her mother, a teacher, remained in Indochina with her three children. The family lived in relative poverty after a bad investment in an isolated property and area of farmland in Cambodia(tête de pisse). The difficult life that the family experienced during this period was highly influential on
...more


Average rating: 3.77 · 31,447 ratings · 1,938 reviews · 116 distinct works · Similar authors
The Lover
by
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 16,204 ratings — published 1984 — 110 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hiroshima mon amour
by
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 1,890 ratings — published 1960 — 30 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Moderato cantabile
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 1,708 ratings — published 1958 — 44 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Ravishing of Lol Stein
by
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 1,495 ratings — published 1964 — 32 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The North China Lover
by
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 1,179 ratings — published 1991 — 26 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Malady of Death
by
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 901 ratings — published 1982 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The War
by
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 979 ratings — published 1985 — 30 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Blue Eyes, Black Hair
by
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 860 ratings — published 1986 — 24 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Writing
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 527 ratings — published 1993 — 25 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Sea Wall
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 668 ratings — published 1950 — 26 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Marguerite Duras…
“Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met.”
Marguerite Duras

“...as long as nothing happens between them, the memory is cursed with what hasn't happened.”
Marguerite Duras, Blue Eyes, Black Hair

“Very early in my life it was too late.”
Marguerite Duras, The Lover

Polls

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Wire: Dennis Lehane on crime fiction and literature 1 505 Dec 03, 2008 01:13PM  
The Book Challenge: Kuutar's challenges 2009 26 121 Dec 30, 2009 08:45AM  
Glens Falls (NY) ...: What are U reading these days? (Part Five) (begun 3/12/09) 1049 460 Dec 31, 2009 10:39PM  
Reading with Style: This topic has been closed to new comments. RwS Completed Tasks 927 287 Dec 01, 2010 06:41AM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Spring Challenge 2011 Completed Tasks (DO NOT DELETE ANY POSTS) 2883 894 May 31, 2011 09:01PM  
The Seasonal Read...: 15.8 - Up In The AIr 29 106 Jun 22, 2011 07:24AM  
The Next Best Boo...: Pepita - frequent flyer 109 373 Sep 11, 2011 04:07AM