Marie by Madeleine Bourdouxhe

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It is a remarkable novel very well translated, with a useful afterword, by Faith Evans. Proust may have been Bourdouxhe’s primary influence but there is also a lot of Virginia Woolf here...
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Marie is so devoted to her husband Jean that she overlooks his casual betrayals. Yet, with surprising ease she takes a lover - a young student whom she encounters on holiday in the South of France. Marie remains tied to the realities of her life.
 

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Published July 1, 1997 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. 183 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Nicholas Lezard on Jun 14 2016

It is a remarkable novel very well translated, with a useful afterword, by Faith Evans. Proust may have been Bourdouxhe’s primary influence but there is also a lot of Virginia Woolf here...

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