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The Lover by Marguerite Duras
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Aug 05, 10

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I don't think I've ever read a more intimate book, like it was written in bed: dewy, languid, naked. narration that, in its warm drowsiness, skips around in chronology to follow, briefly, a whim of a theme: a slow, semi-improvised environmental construction. utterly personal. I tried to read this once before and couldn't stomach it, and I still find Duras undoubtedly but now bearably narcissistic, if only because the girl (herself) is given such perfect dimensions.
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