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L'Amant de la Chine du Nord (French) Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 1991


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Product Details

  • Series: Folio (Book 2509)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Gallimard Education (January 1, 1991)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 2070388093
  • ISBN-13: 978-2070388097
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 4.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #985,232 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Romancière, dramaturge, scénariste, réalisatrice de films et journaliste, Marguerite Duras est l’auteur d’une œuvre d’une grande diversité développée selon quelques thèmes essentiels (la solitude, l’amour, la séparation, l’attente…). Son roman Un barrage contre le Pacifique (1950) où elle évoquait son enfance en Indochine la fit connaître du grand public ; elle fut, par la suite, assimilée au « Nouveau Roman » dont elle devint, avec Moderato cantabile (1958) paru aux Éditions de Minuit, l’un des auteurs les plus remarqués. C’est cependant grâce au théâtre (Le Square, 1965 ; Des journées entières dans les arbres, 1968) et au cinéma (India Song, 1975) que sa notoriété s’amplifia. Le succès fulgurant de L’Amant (prix Goncourt en 1984) fit d’elle l’un des écrivains contemporains les plus lus et les plus traduits dans le monde. L’édition « vidéographique critique » de l’œuvre cinématographique de Marguerite Duras a été réalisée par Jérôme Beaujour et Jean Mascolo (Benoît Jacob Vidéo, 2001). --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ThirstyBrooks on May 2, 2013
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Duras' prose in l'Amant conveys a richness of description that enables readers to visualize the scene of the action. And for those of us practicing our French, she employs a richness, depth, and subtlety of extended vocabulary. This was my first encounter with a book that contained more than a dozen words not found in my Larousse.

The clarity of the setting, of the action, and of the human interactions continually draw the reader into the story. But the plot was hard for me to follow at times. We listen as a woman recounts her forbidden first teen love with a middle aged Chinese man. At various times she explains that her brothers or her lover are dead. But as the story continues she explains what happened to them later in life. Duras' book gets strong reviews, so those with better French than mine may find more emotional power in this plot device.

L'Amant rationalizes and romanticizes the storyteller's later-life feelings of isolation. She grew up in a remote colony, and found herself marginalized when she returned to her parents' home country. The powerful events of her first love cannot be forgotten. The relationship stigmatized her among the relatives from whom she needed help upon her return.

At the very end we learn that her lover remained emotionally inspired. His memories clarify the honesty and perhaps decency of the relationship, despite its social inaptness. The result is a rich story of a poor woman who led an interesting life in her time.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Ross on June 24, 2010
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The book arrived promptly, and was in great condition. It was inexpensive, and I saved $20 by buying it here, rather than from my college.

I haven't read it yet, but I'm sure it'll be lovely.
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