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Marguerite Duras


Born
in Gia Định, Cochinchina, French Indochina
April 04, 1914

Died
March 03, 1996

Genre

Influences


Marguerite Duras was born Marguerite Donnadieu on 4 April 1914, in Gia Định, Cochinchina, French Indochina (now Vietnam). Her parents, Marie (née Legrand, 1877-1956) and Henri Donnadieu (1872-1921), were teachers from France who likely had met at Gia Định High School. They had both had previous marriages. Marguerite had two older siblings: Pierre, the eldest, and Paul.

Henri Donnadieu fell ill, returned to France, and then died in 1921. Between 1922 and 1924, the surviving family lived in France while her mother was on administrative leave. They then moved back to French Indochina when she was posted to Phnom Penh followed by Vĩnh Long and Sa Đéc. The family struggled financially and her mother made a bad investment in an isolated property a
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“Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we've ever met.”
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“Very early in my life it was too late.”
Marguerite Duras, The Lover

“...as long as nothing happens between them, the memory is cursed with what hasn't happened.”
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