The Lover by Marguerite Duras

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An international best-seller with more than one million copies in print and a winner of France's Prix Goncourt, The Lover has been acclaimed by critics all over the world since its first publication in 1984.

Set in the prewar Indochina of Marguerite Duras's childhood, this is the haunting tale of a tumultuous affair between an adolescent French girl and her Chinese lover. In spare yet luminous prose, Duras evokes life on the margins of Saigon in the waning days of France's colonial empire, and its representation in the passionate relationship between two unforgettable outcasts.

Long unavailable in hardcover, this edition of The Lover includes a new introduction by Maxine Hong Kingston that looks back at Duras's world from an intriguing new perspective--that of a visitor to Vietnam today.

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About Marguerite Duras

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Marguerite Duras is the author of many novels and screenplays, including the film script for Hiroshima, Mon Amour. One of France's most important literary figures, Duras died in Paris in 1996.From the Hardcover edition.
Published July 6, 2011 by Pantheon. 129 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction
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Oct 24 2009 | Read Full Review of The Lover

I had stumbled across a review of the film The Lover and ordered a VHS copy through my movie-of-the-month club.

Jul 06 2017 | Read Full Review of The Lover

By then I had discovered Lady Chatterly’s Lover and Lolita, but Duras’s novel resonated more acutely, an exotic Lolita tale but told from the woman’s (if she could be called that) point of view.

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