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Olhos Azuis, Cabelo Preto

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  1,196 Ratings  ·  80 Reviews
Olhos Azuis Cabelo Preto é um texto nos limites do confessável. O mais irredutivelmente durasiano que Duras publicou. Por isso mesmo o mais notável: simultaneamente misterioso e de uma terrível clareza.
Ao ler-se, pode sempre pensar-se que é um texto demasiado pessoal para dever ser escrito e que coloca o leitor na posição desconfortável de estar a ler um diário secreto qu
Paperback, 112 pages
Published 2001 by Difel (first published 1986)
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An odd and unsettling book...

An unnamed seaside town in an unnamed country, there at season's end. In a room in a rented house is a couple. They are together at twilight, naked, but not lovers, or at least not lovers in any usual sense. She is beautiful, young, damaged, ghostly. He is slightly older, gay, no less alone. And there in the dusk, About love and lovers, about their lives and about what they've lost and the people they've seen vanish.

This is a lovely, eerie, sad, melanch
Sep 25, 2015 Miguel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
« (...) a emoção que por vezes se sente quando se reconhece aquilo que ainda não se conhece, com a impossibilidade em que se está de não se poder exprimir essa impossibilidade por causa da desproporção das palavras, da sua magreza, face à enormidade da dor.»

«É a história de um amor, o maior e mais aterrador que me aconteceu escrever. Sei-o. Sabemo-lo para nós mesmos. Trata-se de um amor jamais nomeado nos romances, inominado até por aqueles que o vivem, de um sentimento que de algum modo não enc
Filipe Miguel
Aug 17, 2015 Filipe Miguel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, drama
Angustiante, desconcertante, desconexo

"Olhos Azuis, Cabelos Pretos" (des)equilibra-se entre a estrutura narrativa e a dramática. Navega embalado na terceira pessoa, no interior de embarcações sucessivas de "ele", "ela", "ele", "ela".

Um "ele" que não se sente atraído por mulheres (apaixonado por uma visão), uma "ela" que se sente atraída por homens (amante de uma ilusão). Em comum, um jovem estrangeiro de olhos azuis e cabelo preto que se materializou num atrio de hotel. Como enredo, a paixão de
Nate D
Jul 01, 2014 Nate D rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: the lovers, the doomed
Recommended to Nate D by: the hypnosis of the waves beyond the terrace
Basically concurrently with the film series at the Spectacle, and now extending beyond, I've been devouring Duras' novels lately. But strangely, no one work really obviously stands apart from the other for me -- they're more like movements of some larger work constructed of many disparate voices and even mediums, converging around her central obsessions.

Particularly, her 80s work, her late inventions and stylistic evolution. This one glides especially along with Duras' fantastically minimal 198
João Duarte
Jan 18, 2015 João Duarte rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Não tenho a certeza, mas acho que mais do que um livro acerca das várias formas de amor, é um livro sobre o vazio.
Sobre o vazio que o tipo errado de amor pode provocar. E corro o risco de tropeçar na blasfémia, bem sei, mas o amor errado é-o num sentido de substituição. É injusto, sujo, feio, mas não deixa de ser amor, nem que seja pela tentativa, pelo esforço.
É estranho quando a reciprocidade deixa um vácuo.
Afinal estamos à procura de quê?

“Se não houvesse nem mar nem amor, ninguém escreveria
"Es el hecho del hombre indefinidamente presente a sí mismo lo que asusta."

Tal vez sea esta frase la que mejor englobe el significado y el sentimiento que trae consigo la novela de Marguerite Duras: la terrible melancolía y la desdicha que habita en el fondo del ser humano, la incapacidad para perdurar a lo largo del tiempo. Esa incapacidad se hace patente en los encuentros, más afectivos que amorosos, entre el hombre y la mujer que protagonizan la novela. Ambos se encuentran sumidos en una hond
Oziel Bispo
Jun 11, 2016 Oziel Bispo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ele....desesperado por uma perda...Ela...disposta a tudo. Um contrato. O impossível. " — Talvez seja possível viver o amor
assim, de uma forma terrível" é tudo que posso dizer de "Olhos azuis , cabelo preto " de Marguerite Duras
Apr 01, 2009 Rebecca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tis impossible to read Duras without a contagion of longing.

"It was there that it happened. The love I haven't talked to you about - it was there. There that I saw for all time a young foreigner with blue eyes, black hair, the one I wanted to die for that evening with you in the cafe by the sea."

"She says people ought to learn to live like them, with the body abandoned in a wilderness, and in the mind the memory of a single kiss, a single word, a single look to stand for a whole love."

*rests c
Jul 19, 2014 Jeremy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a weird, entrancing little book. Duras writes about a messed up love affair using these short, elliptical, almost hypnotic paragraphs. Everything seems to loop and feedback into itself, love becomes memory, becomes desire, becomes obsession, becomes death, etc. It's a weirdly visual book, you can almost see how a moody, black and white film version of this would work would unfold through itself. Duras has a gorgeous, brooding pensiveness all her own.
Lucy Ibn al-Rashid

Well, this didn't make any sense to me.

This is a story about a man who sees a blue-eyed, black-haired foreigner, next to an equally blue-eyed woman, and instantly desires said man.

Not seeing him again, nor knowing what to do, but meeting the woman later, he strikes a weird deal with her, in which she is to live with him, so as 'he doesn't go mad'.

The story goes on about the weirdness that comes from the absurdity that was that deal.

The woman apparently desires that man, who desires the other man
Sara ✨
3.5 more likely. I can't exactly find words to describe my experience with this book, I am also pretty sure I did not understand everything in it, even if I enjoyed it quite a lot (but do yourself a favor and don't start it when you're supposed to study, because it does weird things to you and it's not as easy to read as initially thought) and all in one, it was a weird experience.

((for ~6 months, i will still write my reviews only in very few sentences, i'm sorry!! i just don't have the time o
Aaron Gallardo
Dec 28, 2015 Aaron Gallardo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unos Adán y Eva viciosos y agazapados, fundidos con el pecado de tener conciencia (y a veces renunciando a él). El demonio, la estela de un muchacho, erecta como un búnker infranqueable. A veces, la furia y el silencio nos hacen reconocer cosas perdidas en los gritos, en las grietas de las demás personas. Marguerite Duras es reescritura, es hablar y fracasar (porque ella sabe que fracasarán sus palabras, el mismo lenguaje; que sus mitos serán convertidos de nuevo en «la trama lisa del universo») ...more
Sep 17, 2015 Sara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In questo racconto la Duras cerca di catturare l'essenza stessa di ogni storia d'amore. La visuale complessiva è potente, fatta di luci, suoni, colori, immagini archetipiche di muri e di mare. Purtroppo il suo essere deliberatamente impersonale svuota la storia di ogni reale emozione, la colloca nella sfera della coscienza onirica, e la sua riduzione "teatrale" rende ogni scena piuttosto ripetitiva. Mi aspettavo qualcosa di molto diverso.
Sep 22, 2010 Cristiano rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favoris
Un récit d'une touchante beauté.
Aug 16, 2014 Deny rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Може би проблемът е в мен - винаги го търся първо в себе си, когато ми е трудно да преглътна книгата на утвърден писател като Маргьорит Дюрас. Още повече, че бях силно впечатлена от "Любовникът", която се е врязала дълбоко в паметта ми и не мога да я забравя.
Исках да оценя "Очи сини, коси черни" поне с две звезди и да кажа, че е ОК, но истината е, че тя въобще не ми хареса.
100 страници описание на безидейното лутане на мъж и жена, които делят спомена за общ любим - мъж с очи сини и коси черни.
Oct 20, 2014 M. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book sits, virtually, as a re-telling of The Malady of Death, which is an utter masterpiece--although, here, there are more details, things are more fleshed out; and the man, the man who suffers, is explicitly homosexual here, never actually explicitly 'penetrating' the woman--I'd argue that the man in Malady of Death is more pointedly heterosexual, but Duras of course has said in interviews, upon being asked, that the sexuality of the man (in Malady of Death) more or less "doesn't matter," ...more
Alshia Moyez
Sep 17, 2011 Alshia Moyez rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: avoid-this-mess
This is the first time in my life I've EVER given a book a 1 star before. Now, I've been a hardcore fan of this author's for so long I can't even remember. Her book, THE LOVER drew me in and made me a fan. I'm also a fan of THE NORTH CHINA LOVER (which is a longer, revised version of The Lover). I've tried to convert friends over to Duras, only for them to tell me they couldn't get into her work. Lucky for me they didn't get to this horrible book I'm about to review right now.

At 60 pages, it was
Aug 07, 2014 Dessislava rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Да се чете и гледа бавно.

"Очи сини коси черни" е кинематографична и цинична, безнадеждно отчаяна в невъзможността от случване на любовта по нормален или адекватен начин. Дюрас не умее да допуска героите си един до друг. Доближава ги физически, а ги отблъсква платонично. Доближава ги духом и рязко ги отдалечава тялом. Deal with it. Всичко е френско, авангардно и изтънчено.
Aug 22, 2016 Lorraine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Très fort. J'étais d'abord perdue, mal à l'aise. Univers un peu froid, sans vie, sans sens, écriture dont je n'avais pas l'habitude. Des phrases courtes, jamais de noms, des actions répétitives, presque entêtantes... Mais je n'arrivais pas à m'en défaire, et plus je lisais, plus je me sentais happée, sensibilisée, à vif - et de fait, j'ai trouvé plein de moments de grâce ultime, qui m'ont fait chavirer. Cette histoire m'a fait du bien, ça collait assez avec mon état d'esprit du moment. Pleurer e ...more
Imen Hamdouni
Pour Duras, le véritable amant n’est pas le premier, le Chinois. C’est celui qui a “ les yeux bleus cheveux noirs ”, et “ le teint blanc des amants. ” Celui qui n’aime pas les femmes. “ Depuis toujours c’était sans doute lui qu’elle voulait aimer, un faux amant, un homme qui n’aime pas. ”
Duras a fait précéder son roman par cette lettre :
« C’est l’histoire d’un amour, le plus grand et plus terrifiant qu’il m’a été donné d’écrire. Je le sais. On le sait pour soi.
Il s’agit d’un amour qui n’est pas
Marco Sousa
Jan 14, 2016 Marco Sousa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"-Não o conheço. Ninguém pode conhecê-lo, pôr-se no seu lugar, porque não tem lugar, não sabe onde há-de encontrar um lugar. E é por isso que eu o amo, e é por isso que está perdido."

É realmente difícil descrever este livro. Marguerite Duras, através dos seus pequenos parágrafos e com o seu belo estilo de escrita, fala-nos de um amor distinto dos outros amores, um amor à partida impossível; fala-nos da morte e da tentativa de aprender a aceitar o fim, o último dia, e da solidão. Neste livro,
Mónica Leirião
Jan 03, 2015 Mónica Leirião rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
profundo e intenso
Mar 25, 2010 Alison rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the first third of the book because I like Duras' writing style, but I cannot say that I liked the book. I never connected with either of the characters in a way that made me give a damn about what happened to them. There is a good reason that this is the least often read and studied of Duras' work.
Aug 22, 2016 Diana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
«Ella está junto a él, casi pegado a su piel. Viven una felicidad que aún no conocían. La de estar juntos ante la tempestad inmóvil. Y también la de reír y llorar. El quisiera que ella llorara como él llora. Quisiera que los sollozos salieran de su cuerpo sin saber por qué, llora mientras se lo pregunta. Se diría que ha bebido. Ella llora a su vez y ríe con él por su pregunta. El descubre que no ha llorado lo suficiente hasta ese momento en su vida. Ha sido necesario que se encuentren para que e ...more
This wasn't as good as The Lover... and I think the other one I read was North China Lover? Not sure, since it seems like all her books cover the very same territory, this one included. Which I am getting kinda bored of.
Kitap aslında bir senaryo gibi ilerliyor fakat uzun öykü sınıfında.
İsimler yok kadın ve erkek diye tabir ediliyor ve bu durum tüm okumada dikkatimi çok dağıttı diyebilirim.
Aug 21, 2016 Tasos rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Το είχα αγορασμένο εδώ και δε θυμάμαι πόσα χρόνια από ένα παζάρι βιβλίου (τότε που γινόταν στην Κλαυθμώνος) επειδή δεν είχα διαβάσει ποτέ Ντυράς κι επειδή ήθελα πάντα να διαβάσω κάτι από τη γυναίκα που έγραψε το σενάριο για το Χιροσίμα, αγάπη μου. Το ξαναβρήκα σε μια πρόσφατη εκκαθάριση βιβλιοθήκης και με ξεγέλασε λίγο στο μέγεθος, καθώς μπορεί μεν να το τελείωσα σε μια μέρα, αλλά παρά το μικρό μέγεθος αποδείχτηκε πολύ βαρύ και βραδυκίνητο ανάγνωσμα (ενδεχομένως να φταίει κι η μετάφραση). Ένας μ ...more
Jul 10, 2009 Emily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a novel about a gay man and a straight woman in room together naked. That's about it. I found it mildly entertaining.
May 06, 2012 Maria rated it really liked it
Quando se aproxima dela, percebe-se que está cheio da alegria de a ter encontrado, e no desespero de ter de a perder de novo.
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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,
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