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The Sailor from Gibraltar by Marguerite Duras
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Sep 15, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: french
Read from September 05 to 14, 2010

Another wonderful novel from Marguerite Duras. At first, I wasn't sure if I would like this as much as the 2 previous novels that I read - Cantabile Moderato and The Lover. This novel is about twice the length and in Part One of the Sailor from Gibraltar I felt that there were a few passages that lacked the conciseness and intensity that I had found in her other novels. However, it is not long before Duras starts to work her usual magic. The whole of Part Two (the bulk of the novel) is spellbinding, as Duras creates the beauty, mystery and poetry at which she excels.

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