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The Lover - Marguerite Duras, Barbara Bray
The Lover
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An international best-seller with more than one million copies in print and a winner of France's Prix Goncourt, The Lover has been acclaimed by critics all over the world since its first publication in 1984.Set in the prewar Indochina of Marguerite Duras's childhood, this is the haunting tale of... show more
An international best-seller with more than one million copies in print and a winner of France's Prix Goncourt, The Lover has been acclaimed by critics all over the world since its first publication in 1984.Set in the prewar Indochina of Marguerite Duras's childhood, this is the haunting tale of a tumultuous affair between an adolescent French girl and her Chinese lover. In spare yet luminous prose, Duras evokes life on the margins of Saigon in the waning days of France's colonial empire, and its representation in the passionate relationship between two unforgettable outcasts.Long unavailable in hardcover, this edition of The Lover includes a new introduction by Maxine Hong Kingston that looks back at Duras's world from an intriguing new perspective--that of a visitor to Vietnam today.From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375700521 (0375700528)
ASIN: 375700528
Publisher: Pantheon
Pages no: 117
Edition language: English
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Nicole Reads
Nicole Reads rated it
3.0 [REVIEW] The Lover by Marguerite Duras
“People ought to be told of such things. Ought to be taught that immortality is mortal, that it can die, it’s happened before and it happens still.” (90%) The prose is so beautiful, so evocative, that I am immediately transported into the world of “The Lover”. I am glad I read the introduction, conf...
Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it
4.0 The Lover
Very well crafted. Intense. Hateful.
Read All The Things! Reviews
Read All The Things! Reviews rated it
2.0 The Lover
This is a review of the English translation of a French novel. Sometimes, it can be good when school forces me to read a book. College and grad school have helped me discover many amazing stories that I never would have picked up on my own. Other times, (okay, most times) forced school reads are a...
Angel's Book Reviews 2.0
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4.0 The Lover
68. THE LOVER, BY MARGUERITE DURASI can’t remember who recommended this to me. Yes, I know, very rude of me; I should have kept a list, or something. If you’re reading this, I’m very sorry. Feel free to let me know who you are so I can apologize properly. The recommendation was very much appreciated...
Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it
4.0
Lei, quindici anni e mezzo. Vive in un pensionato a Saigon. Frequenta il liceo francese. Scarpe di lamé dorato coi tacchi alti. Cappello maschile con la tesa piatta. Frutto acerbo e volitivo, tormentata e allo stesso tempo consapevole di ciò che vuole dall’amore e dalla vita. Lui ha dodici anni più ...
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