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Marguerite Duras (1914-1996)

Time Line


  1. Duras, Marguerite was born in Indo-China
  1. Duras left Indo-China to study in Paris
  1. Duras married to her first husband Robert Antelme
  1. She married to her second husband Dionys Mascolo

She published her first novel, Les Impudents

  1. She published La Vie trangquille
  1. She published Un Barrage Contre Le Pacifique an autobiographical novel strongly evoking Indo-China and drawing on the flood disaster of her childhood
  1. She published Marin de Gibraltar
  2. She published Les Retits Chevaux de Tarquinia


  1. She published Le Square
  1. She published *Moderato Cantabile, which firmly established her literary reputation
  2. She was approached to write a film scenario; Hiroshima mon amour, was a great success and was to open up new directions in her work

  4. Her first play, Les Viaducs de la Seine-et-Oise dealing with the psychological enigma of a macabre crime
  1. Le Ravissement de Lol V. Stein, another work which can be considered a turning point, presents, in a skeletal script, the case of Lol, whose mental balance is disturbed when her for Anne-Marie Stretter.
  1. Le Vice-Consul opens up an enigmatic cycle of linked works, in which both Anne-
  2. Marie Stretter and an apparently unrelated beggar-woman figure

  3. Lll'Amante anglaise, an example of the way in which Duras increasingly reworks
  4. material in different narrative form


  5. The three were published together as Theatre I; a second volume of plays,
  6. including Suqanna Andler, was published as Theatre II

  7. Detruire, dit-elle pits the sub-sverive force of desire against conventional attitudes

to sexuality

  1. L' Amour, one of Duras's most hermetic texts
  2. Nathalie Granger (text and film) link the violence of the young to their
  3. frustrations, and has a strong feminist element

  4. India Song, both a text and a celebrated innovatory film, which takes up the same
  5. narrative with a different ending

  6. Les Parleuse, a dialogue between Duras and Xaviere Gauthier, is Duras' most

overtly feminist text

  1. L'Eden cinema adapts for the stage her novel of 1950, Uin barrage contre le Pacifigue
  2. Le Native Night, the account of a Passion lived entirely over the telephone is film
  3. Le Native Night, the account of a passion lived entirely over the telephone is text
  1. She won the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestiqious literary prize for her nover, L'Amant (The Lover)
  1. Duras died in Pairs

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