Tag Archives: Marguerite Duras

March 16

Destroy, She Said – Marguerite Duras and the radical power of subversion. (fiction review)

You’re all remarkably interested in her,’ says Bernard Alione. ‘Yes.’ ‘Might one inquire why?’ – his voice is stronger again. ‘Literary reasons,’ says Stein, laughing. He goes on laughing. Alissa watches him, enchanted. ‘So my wife’s a character in a novel?’ says Bernard Alione. He sneers. But his voice is still strained in spite of […]

February 16

Hiroshima Mon Amour – Resnais and Duras and the tragedy of memory. (Film review)

How does one speak about a project that both Marguerite Duras and Alain Resnais called ‘impossible’? I’ve been thinking for days how to talk about Hiroshima Mon Amour and I still can’t think about what to say. It was intended originally as another documentary like Night and Fog, only this time about the horrors of […]

November 19

Emily L. – Marguerite Duras and the agony of words. (Book Review)

Her body, hidden before, is now visible, visible in its mortality. Her body is dressed like a girl’s, in the worn out clothes of youth; on her fingers, the diamonds and gold of her people in Devon. But under the dresses and the skin, death is naked; under the eyes, too, with their pure, shy […]

Blue Eyes Black Hair – Marguerite Duras and the love of loss.

Among those watching the scene in the lounge from the road behind the hotel is a man. He makes up his mind, crosses the road and goes towards an open window. Just after he has crossed the road, no more than a few seconds, she, the woman in the story, enters the lounge. She has […]

The Malady of Death; Intricate lace by Marguerite Duras

I have spent one of the most pleasant hours of my life today in a pub with a decent chardonnay and Marguerite Duras’  Malady of Death. Marguerite Duras is considered to be an ‘experimental’ writer. She came of writing age during the neauveu roman era of French literature. She differs from Robbes-Grillet and others of the […]