L'Amour by Marguerite Duras

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The novel doesn’t work well as a stand-alone. And reading the prequel is no guarantee that the reader will get it.
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Arriving in S. Thala, a traveler is reintroduced to the woman he was engaged to years ago. Written in a stark and cinematic narrative style, this sequel Ravishing of Lol Stein is a curious, yet haunting representation of the human memory: what we choose to recall, what we choose to forget, and how reliable we ultimately decide ourselves to be.
 

About Marguerite Duras

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Marguerite Duras wrote dozens of plays, film scripts, and novels, including The Ravishing of Lol Stein, The Sea Wall, and Hiroshima, Mon Amour. She's most well known for The Lover which received the Goncourt prize in 1984 and was made into a film in 1992. Kazim Ali is a poet, essayist, and novelist, and has published a translation of Water's Footfall by Sohrab Sepehri. He teaches at Oberlin College and the University of Southern Maine. Libby Murphy teaches at Oberlin College. She has published articles on print culture and the First World War, and on the reception of Charlie Chaplin's films in wartime and postwar France. Sharon Willis is a professor of French and Film & Media Studies at the University of Rochester.
 
Published July 16, 2013 by Open Letter. 112 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on May 21 2013

The novel doesn’t work well as a stand-alone. And reading the prequel is no guarantee that the reader will get it.

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