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Author:  Marguerite Duras Translator:  Barbara Bray
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0802133118
ISBN-13: 9780802133113
Sku: 30154398
Publish Date: 6/18/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.5T
Pages:  143
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"It's the women who upset the applecart. Between themselves they talk only about the practicalities of life", declares Duras in this collection of her transcribed conversations with friend Jerome Beaujour. Some of her free-ranging meditations are short and deceptively simple, while many are autobiographical and reveal her most intimate thoughts about motherhood, her struggle with alcohol, her love for a young man, and more.
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"It's the women who upset the applecart. Between themselves they talk only about the practicalities of life", declares Duras in this collection of her transcribed conversations with friend Jerome Beaujour. Some of her free-ranging meditations are short and deceptively simple, while many are autobiographical and reveal her most intimate thoughts about motherhood, her struggle with alcohol, her love for a young man, and more.
"It's the women who upset the applecart. Between themselves they talk only about the practicalities of life", declares Duras in this collection of her transcribed conversations with friend Jerome Beaujour. Some of her free-ranging meditations are short and deceptively simple, while many are autobiographical and reveal her most intimate thoughts about motherhood, her struggle with alcohol, her love for a young man, and more.
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Essays transcribed from conversations Duras had with her friend J?r?me Beaujor. She ranges over thoughts about motherhood, alcohol, her past, and the writing life, as well as providing many short autobiographical anecdotes.
Author Bio
Marguerite Duras
Marguerite Duras studied law and political science at the Sorbonne, where she was active in leftist circles. Upon graduation, she was married and worked as a secretary in the French Ministry of Colonies. Duras portrayed herself as a member of the Resistance during the German occupation of France in 1940, but actually worked for a German-controlled bureau that, among other things, censored books, and had a friend (who was possibly her lover) in the Gestapo. Duras denied any involvement with the Germans and after the war became an even more committed leftist than she was in her youth. Duras won the prix Goncourt in 1984 for her novel THE LOVER, which was also made into a film. She wrote the screenplay for the celebrated film HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR. Her last book was a memoir, NO MORE ("C'EST TOUT), which chronicles her approach toward death in early 1996.

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Booklist
"Miniature essays and stories that represent the soul of Duras' character as a writer and woman."

New Statesman
"Many of the anecdotes are small masterpieces... A delight to read."

Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.)
"Here is a mind alive to the possibilities of human experience and of the word, and a writer with the courage to publish truly her experience as a woman."

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0143
Product attributePublisher:   Grove Press
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