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ساعت ده و نيم شب در تابستان

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This short and evocative novel centers on three French tourists driving to Spain for a vacation. The complex relationships of the husband and wife and their female companion are further complicated by the fact that a murderer is at large in the small town where they make an overnight stop.
Published 2000 by ققنوس (first published 1960)
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Solange te parle
C'est Duras et quand on aime Duras...
L'Espagne, l'orage, un triangle amoureux, un meurtre et son fugitif amoché, l'alcool, l'été. La construction sur 24h est virtuose et digne d'un polar (un polar atypique, certes). La tension érotique est palpable, et même — c'est là où Duras est forte — entre les rivales. Il y a la musique durassienne qui frôle la caricature pour qui y résiste, mais si l'on cède, ça passe comme une averse.
Linda
A french couple, Maria and Pierre, their daughter Judith, and a friend, Claire, are heading for Madrid, but a storm forces them to stop by in a small town. As soon as they arrive, they're told that a murderer named Rodrigo Paestra - a man that has killed his wife and her lover - is hiding somewhere nearby and the police are looking for him. Maria can't get the man out of her mind, and she develops a kind of contempt for the wife's lover, Toni Perez, while she's not judging Paestra. Eventually, a ...more
M.
As should be evident, Duras's work has become increasingly more important to me the more I read and re-read her work. My intention is to read everything from Moderato cantabile on, though I'll probably get around to earlier works as well (at least Le square, as it's included in the "four novels by Duras" grove press edition I have).

The work always has such an urgency, a sublime understanding of something enigmatic: present here, though perhaps taken over into more of a mode of narrativity, give
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Nate D
Apr 28, 2014 Nate D rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: waiting in the sun-scorched fields
Recommended to Nate D by: He's on the rooftops.
Possibly my favorite of the early Duras so far: love-triangular tensions among vacationers in Spain find a kind of outlet through the arbitrarily crossed story of a murderer on the loose in a village. Unlike a lot of Duras' work, the story here is conveyed as much through direct action as through dialogue, giving this one much more immediacy and urgency. As well as, frequently, a very vivid sense of place and landscape. While maintaining familiar, semi-soothing-against-the-material Duras cadence ...more
Mashael Alamri
جذبني العنوان لها , وصغر حجمها , تحكي عن ماريا التي تعيش مأساة خيانة زوجها لها مع صديقتها + جريمة قتل تحصل في قرية صغيرة يمرون بها في طريقهم لمدريد , لم أفهم الرابط بينهما

الترجمة سيئة جداً

لم أحب تجربتي هذه مع مارغريت لا أعلم إن كنت سأكررها أم لا
Clara
Magnifique premier roman durassien découvert : un couple, leur fille et une amie en vacances en Espagne et les quelques événements qui viennent les surprendre un soir d'été. Les errances de Maria pour tenter de s'extraire sans trop de gravité d'un amour malheureux (personnage remarquable!), le récit érotique des deux autres en parallèle dont la tension nous étreint, en même temps que celle pour Rodrigo le fugitif, l'Espagne un soir d'orage et ses étapes pour vacanciers, son paysage tour à tour l ...more
Corvid

This reads similar to the earlier Moderato Cantabile in that here we also find the following in the aftermath of a crime of passion: a woman with a drinking problem in the grips of existential despair, her small child with whom she has an ambiguous relationship, and the slow building of a love triangle. The difference is that in Moderato Cantabile, the woman is the one indulging in the affair, whereas here it is her husband who is transgressing. The love triangle in MC is also rather lopsided, w
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James
A very brief novel and my first Duras. She’s at times a gorgeous if economic writer, but other times her writing feels repetitive, staccato, and awkward, although this could also be due from the translation. The story itself is interesting enough: Four tourists spending the night in a small town find themselves in the midst of a manhunt, and the book relates one woman’s experience when she finds the man while simultaneously discovers a betrayal within her group. Overall though, I wouldn’t say th ...more
علياء
السبب الرئيسي لقراءتي هذه الرواية هو أنني وجدتها أمامي في المكتبة فاستعرتها، خاصة مع عدد الصفحات المحدود الذي يمكن قراءته بسرعة، بالإضافة إلى شهرة الكاتبة مارغريت دوراس. ليست هذه الرواية من النوع المسلّي، الترجمة متوسطة ولكنها تفي بالغرض. ويعود عنوان الرواية إلى الساعة التي اكتشفت فيها السائحة ماريا وجود القاتل رودريغو بايسترا على السطح المقابل للفندق. وتستمر الأحداث بوتيرة بطيئة جداً تظهر فيها براعة المؤلفة في رصد الأعماق النفسية لماريا من خلال تصوير سلوكها الخارجي ومزج الوهم بالواقع والممكن با ...more
Gabriela
Un memorable triangle d'amour, avec les dialogues qui montrent tout ce qu'il faut, meme mieux que les gestes et les voyages "perdues" (nuit a Verone).
Czarny Pies
May 18, 2015 Czarny Pies rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Personne
Shelves: french-lit
C'est une histoire de deux triangles d'amour sans intéret. Il y a beaucoup de meilleurs romans dans le catalogue de Marguerite Duras.qui a beaucoup marque les années cinquante et soixante. Elle a notamment écrit le scenario d'Hiroshima Mon Amour. Son roman sur les efforts de developer l'agriculture en Cambodge sour le regime colonial francais "Un barrage contre le Pacifique" est un chef-d'oeuvre. "Dix heures et demi une du soir été" est par contre une oeuvre bien mineure.
jana
جيّدة.
في الحقيقة هي جيّدة إلى حدٍ ما, أو بمعنى آخر سيئة قليلًا, قليلًا فقط.
مكمن السوء لا أعرف أين يكون بالضبط, شعرت به طِوال القراءة, بين كل سطر وآخر, لكنني أجهله الآن. وهذا لا ينفي أنها سيئة بكل الأحوال, ربما هي الترجمة, أو القصة بشكلٍ عام وطريقة السرد وعُمق الحبكة..

عمومًا.. نصيحة يعني: تخلّوا عن فكرة قراءتها.
Jenny
Halv Elva En Sommarkväll är en så otroligt bra och vacker roman att jag inte vet var jag ska ta vägen. Jag gillar Duras sätt att förmedla en historia, det språk hon använder sig av och hennes karaktärer.
Aneen
لا أعلم أين مكمن السوء بالظبط
هل هي القصه الترجمه الحوار الممل !
كل هذه عناصر تجعل منها قصه سيئه وممله ومضيعه للوقت
Yz
I don't think anything will match the amazement I felt when I first read "The Lover," not even one of Duras' other books.
ماهر Battuti
Almost a good thriller with the complications of relationships among lovers. The plot is set in Spain.
Henrik
Kuin huono Antonionin elokuva eli ihan ok. Nopeasti luettavissa.
Coincidence F
قرأتها منذ زمن ولم أكملها ، أذكر بأن ترجمتها تعيسه
Betsy
A great exercise in understanding French grammar.
Athar .
ساعت ده ونیم شب در تابستان- ترجمه پرویز شهدی
Michael
One of her best novels. Effective use of Spanish villages, rain storms and locals. The interplay between characters is subtle and curious.
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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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