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3.98  ·  Rating details ·  191 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Sex, and death. All of Marguerite Duras's writings are suffused with the certitude that absolute love is both necessary (sex) ... and impossible to achieve (death). But no book of hers embodies this idea so powerfully, so excessively, as No More (C'est Tout), the book she composed during the last year of her life until just days before her death. No More is literature shor ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published October 6th 1998 by Seven Stories Press
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Alex Pler
"Quiero hablar de alguien. De un hombre de veinticinco años, a lo sumo. Es un hombre muy hermoso que quiere morir antes de ser encontrado por la muerte. Lo amas. Todavía más que eso."

"Escribir es callarse y hablar a la vez."

"Escribir toda la vida: eso solo enseña a escribir. No salva de nada."

"¿Para suavizar la vida? Nadie lo sabe. Es necesario intentar vivir. No hace falta lanzarse hacia la muerte. Es todo."

"No somos dos. Cada uno está solo."
«Til Yann.
Man vet aldri på forhånd
hva man skriver.
Skynd deg å tenke på meg.»

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Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
omslaget bara: duras pannas rynkor. och så rakt in i den hjärnan, hennes hjärna. rakt in i innehållet. fulländat. skälvande.
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I can't take this Love because I know it'll end and I'm currently at the point where my body lives yet my soul travels further and further away; I can still feel your touch and I can still yearn for it, it can still haunt my mind even though that is all... Love, sex, passion - running away from it, grasping it in front of one inevitable Death. One cannot be sure what these thoughts are because they are filled with fear, melancholy, sadness and anger, love. Body is lying somewhere when mind is tr ...more
Rocío venegas alcaino
Transcripción de los dialogos sueltos de Marguerite Duras en sus últimos días. Se me reventó el intensómetro, casi me morí.
"vanidad de vanidades.
Todo es vanidad y correr tras el viento.
Estas dos frases contienen toda la literatura de la tierra".
Antonio Delgado
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The voice is dying and it is approaching the void: the women's body, the silence of the page that fails to be blank.
Мартин Касабов
Това не е точно книга, така че не се подлъгвайте по оценката. Предсмъртно бълнуване, равносметка, разтваряне на спомените, хъркане.
Maurizio Manco
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Vous y allez tout droit à la solitude.
Moi, non, j’ai les livres." (p. 30)
Mia Nilsson
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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så omskakad av denna. så rått och skört
vad gör en nu? efter att ha läst detta?
sörjer hennes död
Feb 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
volume contains both the french & the english & i'll probably be revisiting this occasionally as there were some pretty major discrepancies between the translated text & the text as quoted in the afterword (!). & also i think this has to come at the end. a collection of her last writings... extremely bare lines, each small section dated (though perhaps not always reliably in a literal sense?), '94-'96, in her early 80's, facing death, facing yann (still as (if) her lover, though ...more
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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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“Avant et maintenant c'est l'amour entre toi et moi. Ce sera ce que tu voudrais, toi, que tu sois.” 5 likes
“Y.A.: Ça sert à quoi, écrire?
M.D.: C'est à la fois se taire et parler. écrire. Ça veut dore aussi chanter quelquefois.
Y.A.: Danser?
M.D.: Ça compte aussi. C'est un état de l'individu, danser. J'ai beaucoup aimé danser.
Y.A.: Pourquoi?
M.D.: Je ne sais pas encore.”
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