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Marguerite Duras
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The New Press; Reissue edition (August 1, 1994)
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Marguerite Duras was born in Gia-Dinh, Indochina on April 4, 1914. After attending school in Saigon, she moved to Paris, France to study law and political science. After graduation, she worked as a secretary in the French Ministry of the Colonies until 1941

Marguerite Duras was born in Gia-Dinh, Indochina on April 4, 1914. After graduation, she worked as a secretary in the French Ministry of the Colonies until 1941. During World War II, she joined the Resistance and published her first books. After the liberation, she became a member of the French Communist Party, and though she later resigned, she always described herself as a Marxist. Her first book, Les Impudents, was published in 1943.

Marguerite Duras, one of France's most important writers, was a member of the French Resistance movement throughout the Second World Wa.

Marguerite Duras, one of France's most important writers, was a member of the French Resistance movement throughout the Second World War. Written in 1944 but not published until 1985, this is her compelling personal story of living in Paris during the Nazi occupation and the first months of liberation. Marguerite Duras has a profound story to tell, whether it's exhibitionism or not. Her intent, which has a much larger scope than a memoir with the structure of a simple diary, seemes to be to humanize and personalize the wartime chaos and utter dehumanization of 1940s France under Nazi domination. She sets a record about the Holocaust.

One of France's greatest novelists offers a remarkable diary of the Nazi occupation of Paris during World War II and of its eventual liberation by the Allies. Her husband Robert Anthelme was deported to Bergen-Belsen for his involvement in the Resistance, and barely survived the experience (weighing on his release, according to Marguerite, just 84 lbs).

La Douleur The War, Marguerite Duras La Douleur (War: A Memoir) is a controversial, l work by Marguerite Duras published in 1985 but drawn from diaries that she supposedly wrote during World War II. It is a collection of six texts recounting a mix of her experiences. It is a collection of six texts recounting a mix of her experiences of the Nazi Occupation of France, with fictional details.

Memoir of War never forgets that Duras published her book with the title La . Laced with reflective voiceover narration that Thierry reads from Duras’.

Memoir of War never forgets that Duras published her book with the title La Douleur, or The Pain. Popular on IndieWire. Memoir of War opens with a temporally dislocated feeling that it’s able to sustain for the duration. Laced with reflective voiceover narration that Thierry reads from Duras’ text, the film cements a convincing recreation of mid-’40s Paris with a pervasive sense of detachment. Every visceral detail - every vibrant and believable wide shot of the city, which subtle computer effects have stretched out for miles on end - only deepens the queasy void that grows between the facts of Duras’ situation and the feelings that she comes to develop about it.

A memoir by the author of The Lover and Summer Rain describes her relationship with a man thirty years her junior who has helped her overcome, despair, illness, and alcoholism. From Publishers Weekly. In this lyrical memoir, French novelist Duras sketchily describes her affair with Yann Andrea Steiner, a man 30 years her junior, who helped her overcome alcoholism and depression. To further explore the bounds of unconventional or illicit love, Duras interweaves a semi-mythic tale about Johanna, an 18-year-old camp counselor who loves a six-year-old orphan named Samuel Steiner.

The loneliness and ambivalence of love and war have appeared in Duras' work before, from The Lover to Hiroshima Mon Amour, in which a Frenchwoman reveals to her Japanese lover, after the bomb, that she was tortured and imprisoned in postwar France for her affair with a German soldier. In the first section of The War, Duras the heroine waits for her husband to return from the Belsen concentration camp. When De Gaulle (""by definition leader of the Right-"") says, ""The days of weeping are over

THE WARTIME NOTEBOOKS is included in the new Marguerite Duras omnibus from Everyman's Library.

The Music Box Films production is in select theaters August 18th. THE WARTIME NOTEBOOKS is included in the new Marguerite Duras omnibus from Everyman's Library. com. Related Videos.

Emmanuel Finkiel's film 'Memoir of War' follows Marguerite Duras as she waits for her husband to return from a. .Actress Mélanie Thierry and director Emmanuel Finkiel discuss their superb film about Duras’s ordeal waiting for her husband’s return from a Nazi concentration camp.

Emmanuel Finkiel's film 'Memoir of War' follows Marguerite Duras as she waits for her husband to return from a Nazi concentration camp. Culture Trip talks to Finkiel and Mélanie Thierry (Duras) about the film. Following The Lover (1992) and Cet amour-là (2001), the turbulent emotional life of the French author and filmmaker Marguerite Duras has become the subject of another film.

“An astonishing meditation on the horrors of the war and on the obsessive power of personal fidelity in love.”—Francine Du Plessix Gray, The New York Times Book Review

Written in 1944 and first published in 1985, Duras’s riveting account of life in Paris during the Nazi occupation and the first months of liberation depicts the harrowing realities of World War II–era France “with a rich conviction enhanced by [a] spare, almost arid, technique” (Julian Barnes, The Washington Post Book World ). Duras, by then married and part of a French resistance network headed by François Mitterand, tells of nursing her starving husband back to health after his return from Bergen-Belsen, interrogating a suspected collaborator, and playing a game of cat and mouse with a Gestapo officer who was attracted to her. The result is “more than one woman’s diary . . . [it is] a haunting portrait of a time and a place and also a state of mind” (The New York Times).

  • The original French title, La douleur (Suffering) is far more appropriate to this masterpiece of French literature. Unfortunately much of her genial work has yet to be published. I can't recommend this gut-wrenching "memoir" enough. I would also encourage readers to read some of her novels. Preferably in French. War is her most accessible writing, so I've purchased many copies of the English translation for family and friends. None has been disappointed.
    Disclaimer: I'm an avid reader and literature professor, and Duras is my favorite author. Faulkner comes in a close second.

  • Duras' writing can be painfully self-involved,examining emotions and intellectual reactions to emotional states until the reader feels suffocated. The War: A Memoir is no less personally intense, but the subject is the author's experiences during the Nazis occupation of Paris. Her brutal examination of her trials and the suffering of her fellow Parisians is riveting. Her painful honesty helps the reader to answer the question, "What would I have done?"

  • There is not any person over 13 that should not read this book. Duras is understated and poise as she conveys the emotional tyranny of a collective loss of freedom and an inexplicably decent man whom she brings back to life. It is not possible to say too many good things about the book.

  • I really enjoyed this book in my History of France class

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  • Hopefully before, but certainly after, reading Duras' fictionalized version of her "struggles" in the cafes of Paris during WWII, you should read her husband's memoir: "The Human Race" by Robert Antelme. Antelme was the real hero, the one who suffered in the Nazi prison camps for espionage. After reading Antelme, Duras' complaints of her repatriated, dying husband's weird-looking and foul-smelling poop, while Duras can't wait for him to recover so she can divorce him to be with her new lover, are simply appalling in any era. I wish I could say to her face what a duplicitous bitch she is. Duras never suffered. She perhaps collaborated. Her husband's story is the one you need to know.

  • "Memoirists who reveal turbulent pasts are faulted for exhibitionism," writes Greg Lichtenberg in his essay, "Life is also Here: Toward a Manifesto of Memoir," while those with superficially quiet lives are blamed for having no story." Marguerite Duras has a profound story to tell, whether it's exhibitionism or not. Her intent, which has a much larger scope than a memoir with the structure of a simple diary, seemes to be to humanize and personalize the wartime chaos and utter dehumanization of 1940s France under Nazi domination. She sets a record about the Holocaust. She makes a monument rather than writes a diary. This is why her memoir rises above those that Lichtenberg criticizes, those that "seem a pornography of emotions, offering up whatever excess of misery will provoke a fleeting response"; what he calls, "a talk-show between book covers." The War is crafted not written. You won't find mind-numbing cliches but only imaginative language. And the language will move you.

  • Couldn't help but think of Gogol. Should be a have to read.