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Duras, Marguerite

Works: 1,101 works in 3,420 publications in 27 languages and 47,775 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Biography  History  Screenplays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Erotic fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance films  Pictorial works 
Subject Headings: Women novelists, French 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Performer, Composer, Dedicatee, Contributor, Director, Film editor, Narrator, Translator, Actor
Classifications: PQ2607.U8245, 843.912
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Most widely held works by Marguerite Duras
The lover by Marguerite Duras( Book )

268 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 1,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oorspr. titel: L'amant, 1984
The sea wall by Marguerite Duras( Book )

139 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans Folioplus classiques, le texte intégral, enrichi d'une lecture d'image, écho pictural de l'œuvre, est suivi de sa mise en perspective organisée en six points : Mouvement littéraire : L'après-guerre : engagement et liberté ; Genre et registre : Le roman : réalité, mythe et symbole ; L'écrivain à sa table de travail : Ecriture et réécritures du matériau autobiographique ; Groupement de textes : Familles je vous aime ; Chronologie : Marguerite Duras et son temps : Fiche : Des pistes pour rendre compte de sa lecture
Emily L. by Marguerite Duras( Book )

38 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unlikely British couple in a French port town provide the impetus for a French husband and wife to reexamine their own relationship and their past, separate lives
Moderato cantabile; [roman by Marguerite Duras( Book )

140 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un des "classiques" de l'auteure, publié en 1958. Ecriture neutre, en pointillé. Suppositions, malentendus, esquives, autour d'un mystérieux crime passionnel, simple prétexte romanesque au dialogue de deux êtres, de conditions sociales différentes, qui s'épient
The North China lover by Marguerite Duras( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hailed in France as "an incomparable pleasure", Marguerite Duras's newest novel is a fascinating retelling of the dramatic experiences of her adolescence that have shaped her work. Far more daring and truthful than any book she has written before, it emphasizes the tough realities of her youth in Indochina and reveals much that her earlier works concealed. An instant number-one bestseller in France, The North China Lover both shocks and entrances its readers. Initially written as notes toward a filmscript for The Lover, the book has the grainy, filmic qualities of a documentary. Gone are the romantic and nostalgic readings of the past. Here are the humiliations and passions of the poverty-ridden world in which Duras grew up: the intense sexuality of the young women who were her friends and classmates, a group of adolescents impatient for the experiences of adulthood while still caught up in the conflicts of childhood. For all who have admired Duras's previous work, here is an exciting and unexpected reading of her past - a work the French critics called a return to "the Duras of the great books and the great days."
Le ravissement de Lol V. Stein : [roman] by Marguerite Duras( Book )

99 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because of an unhappy love affair, a woman finds that she can experience emotion only through a voyeuristic view of love between her friend and a doctor
India song. Texte, Théâtre, film by Marguerite Duras( Book )

53 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unseen voices narrate this story of the affair between the haunting Anne-Marie Stretter and the disgraced French vice-consul in Làhore. In the India of 1937, with the smell of laurels and leprosy permeating the air, the characters perform a dance of doomed love to the strains of a dying colonialism
Dix heures et demie du soir en été, roman by Marguerite Duras( Book )

81 editions published between 1060 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"C'est encore une fois les vacances. Encore une fois les routes d'été. Encore une fois des églises à visiter. Encore une fois dix heures et demie du soir en été. Des Goya à voir. Des orages. Des nuits sans sommeil. Et la chaleur. Un crime a lieu cependant qui aurait pu, peut-être, changer le cours de ces vacances-là . Mais au fond qu'est-ce qui peut faire changer le cours des vacances?"--Publisher's description
Détruire, dit-elle by Marguerite Duras( Book )

57 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic novel by the best-selling author of The Lover, erotic intrigue masks a chillingly deceptive form of madness. Elisabeth Alione is convalescing in a hotel in rural France when she meets two men and another woman. The sophisticated dalliance among the four serves to obscure an underlying violence, which, when the curtain of civilization is drawn aside, reveals in her fellow guests a very contemporary, perhaps even new, form of insanity. Like many of Duras's novels, Destroy, She Said owes much to cinema, displaying a skillful interplay of dialogue and description. There are recurring moods and motifs from the Duras repertoire: eroticism, lassitude, stifled desire, a beautiful woman, a mysterious forest, a desolate provincial hotel. Included in this volume is an in-depth interview with Duras by Jacques Rivette and Jean Narboni
Ecrire by Marguerite Duras( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retranscription de trois films documentaires. Un livre pour écrivains, dans une langue incantatoire, oratoire et souvent bas-bleu (selon J. Folch-Ribas). Divers sujets abordés: écrire, l'alcool, Mitterand, un jeune frère mort en Cochinchine, la solitude, la nouvelle maison achetée, l'enfance, les livres, etc. Des redites et des lieux communs (selon R. Levesque)
Hiroshima mon amour by Marguerite Duras( Book )

91 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most influential works in the history of cinema, Alain Renais's Hiroshima Mon Amour gathered international acclaim upon its release in 1959 and was awarded the International Critics' Prize at the Cannes Film festival and the New York Film Critics' Award. Ostensibly the story of a love affair between a Japanese architect and a French actress visiting Japan to make a film on peace, Hiroshima Mon Amour is a stunning exploration of the influence of war on both Japanese and French culture and the conflict between love and inhumanity
L'Éden cinéma by Marguerite Duras( Book )

32 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agatha by Marguerite Duras( Book )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Théâtre avec deux personnages: une femme, un homme
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love by Alain Resnais( Visual )

116 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most influential films of all time, Alain Resnais' first feature sees a French actress (Emmanuelle Riva) and a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) engage in a brief, intense affair in postwar Hiroshima, their consuming fascination impelling them to exercise their own scarred memories of love and suffering. Utilizing an innovative flashback structure and an Academy Award-nominated screenplay by novelist Marguerite Duras, Resnais delicately weaves past and present, personal pain and public anguish, in this moody masterwork
C'est tout by Marguerite Duras( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petites fictions, réflexions sur l'amour, l'écriture, la mort : dans ces notes et dans quelques dialogues avec Yann Andréa, Marguerite Duras dit l'essentiel de ce qui fait sa vie... C'est tout
No more by Marguerite Duras( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 shorn of all its niceties, a shout from the depths of Duras's being, celebrating life in defiance of the death she knew had already entered her immediate future. In part, it is also Duras' raucous salutation welcoming death. No More is a collection of words as pure as poetry and as full-throated as a fish-wife's call to market her wares, a disturbing and lasting challenge to any reader."--Book description,
Green eyes by Marguerite Duras( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in French and English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reprise du numéro spécial de la revue des Cahiers du cinéma, entièrement conçu, réalisé et illustré par la cinéaste et écrivain
La pute de la côte Normande by Marguerite Duras( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in French and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les petits chevaux de Tarquinia, roman by Marguerite Duras( Book )

66 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'- Il n'y a pas de vacances à l'amour, dit-il, ça n'existe pas. L'amour, il faut le vivre complètement avec son ennui et tout, il n'y a pas de vacances possibles à ça. Il parlait sans la regarder, face au fleuve. - Et c'est ça l'amour. S'y soustraire, on ne peut pas.'
The man sitting in the corridor by Marguerite Duras( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The North China lover
The sea wallModerato cantabile; [romanThe North China loverLe ravissement de Lol V. Stein : [roman]Dix heures et demie du soir en été, romanDétruire, dit-elleEcrireHiroshima mon amour