See Article History Alternative Title: Marguerite Donnadieu Marguerite Duras, pseudonym of Marguerite Donnadieu, born April 4,Gia Dinh, Cochinchina [Vietnam]—died March 3,ParisFranceFrench novelist, screenwriter, scenarist, playwright, and film director, internationally known for her screenplays of Hiroshima mon amour and India Song Duras spent most of her childhood in Indochina, but at the age of 17 she moved to France to study at the University of ParisSorbonne, from which she received licences in law and politics. She favoured leftist causes and for 10 years was a member of the Communist Party.
I heard her voice as if it were inside my head, Very early in Lover duras life it was too late. It was already too late when I was eighteen.
How did you get there, my friend? Or should I call you my sister, since from the beginning I discovered we shared anguishes and most certainly a great multitude of passions and dreams? We both were introduced to this world by tortured mothers, who experienced this deep despondency about living.
Sometimes it lasted, sometimes it would vanish with the dark. That image of our mothers certainly stayed with both of us for life, my friend.
But what can we do, but go on living? I glance outside, and the wind is speeding like my heart is beating, faster and faster, bum, bum, bum, as I get to know you. But suddenly my mind gets back inside.
Yes, I was also there when you met the nameless man while crossing the river going Lover duras to Saigon with a storm blowing inside the water. I have to agree with you, The crucial ambiguity of the image lies in the hat. He was elegant, not a white man but wearing European clothes. Again I remember myself, walking hand in hand with a year-old man when I was just sixteen.
But while I had two fine sisters, you had two wild brothers that would never do anything. Going back to your nameless young man, as you told me he got out of the limousine and is smoking an English cigarette. He slowly comes over to you. I was still a boy, at And you simply got into his car.
A barely discernible distress suddenly seized you, weariness, the light over the river dims, but only slightly. Further memories of those times we shared during one of our meetings, comes running back to me.
It is as if I was there with you, peeping into your afternoons. He says he loves you madly, says it very softly. He looked at you in horror, asked, Is that what you want?
You said it is. Then you let him say it. You were a cool one, weren't you? It's dark inside, for nothing could be harder than remembering those times. We who are now almost old ladies, at least well into our mature years. On top of my supposed wisdom, I wonder what is it so mysterious about being a woman.
As a matter of fact, I often asked myself that before meeting my first lover at sixteen. Yes, I was some months older than you. Not that it would have made any difference if I could envision what and where that would lead me to.
As you said some women just wait, they dress just for the sake of dressing. They look at themselves, dream of romance. Some of them go mad.
You can hear the word hit them, hear the sound of the blow. But that was never us; please tell me so.Find great deals on eBay for the lover duras. Shop with confidence. Jan 22, · Watch video · Based on the semi-autobiographical novel of Marguerite Duras, who was born in French colonial Vietnam, this film chronicles the sexual awakening of a young French girl who falls passionately in love with a Chinese scion of a rich trading family who have his marriage already arranged/10(K).
Marguerite Duras’ The Lover is a semi-autobiographical story of forbidden love between a year-old French girl and her year-old Chinese lover, the son of a millionaire.
The nameless young woman, the narrator of this story, comes from an abusive family, and this causes her to be emotionally shut ashio-midori.coms: Apr 27, · Duras’s The Lover, thirty years later. A young Duras on the cover of The Lover.
Early in Marguerite Duras’s The Lover, we encounter an indelible image: a strange rag doll of a girl rides the ferry across the Mekong River en route to Saigon. Eventually the lover's father—demands the unseemly relationship end and threatens to cut off the lover if he refuses to comply.
Meanwhile, the colonial French society of the area is scandalized and largely isolates the narrator's family. L'Amant = The Lover, Marguerite Duras The Lover (French: L'Amant) is an autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras, published in by Les Éditions de Minuit.
It has been translated to 43 languages and was awarded the Prix Goncourt. It was adapted to film in as The Lover/5(K).