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When Marguerite Duras was published in France in 1998, it reached the top of the bestseller lists immediately, and Duras, who had led an unapologetically controversial life, was propelled once again into the headlines. The author of The Lover, Hiroshima Mon Amour, and The War: A Memoir, Duras has long been a symbol of France's complex role in World War II and the country's ...more
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published December 15th 2000 by University Of Chicago Press (first published January 1st 1998)
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Gretchen Rings
Currently rented "The Lover" (steamy!) and am now wanting to learn more about this fascinating woman.

Update (5/8/09): I didn't find her as fascinating as I thought I would. Didn't get very far in the memoir.
LA bio de référence sur Marguerite Duras. De plus un très beau livre, qui rend chaque époque de sa vie passionnante (enfance pauvre en Indochine, Résistance, après-guerre, etc.). Un très beau livre.
Mary Vlahovich
From this I learned why Duras wrote the way she did.
Dreamy or stupor? No matter. I love her writing.
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