Marguerite Duras

Standard Name: Duras, Marguerite


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Intertextuality and Influence Deborah Levy
This book has four sections, each titled from a reason for writing, Political Purpose, Historical Impulse, Sheer Egoism, and Aesthetic Enthusiasm. The first and last describe a period of near-breakdown that...
Intertextuality and Influence Deborah Levy
By 2018 DL had written three books in Celia Hewitt 's garden shed, an inviolable space where nobody was allowed to disturb her.
Levy, Deborah. “’What’s the point of a risk-free life?’—Deborah Levy on starting again at 50”.
She mentions her debts to women writers like Marguerite Duras , Virginia Woolf
Performance of text Pam Gems
PG adapted two plays by French women for a performance at the Soho Poly this year: My Name is Rosa Luxemburg, adapted from Marianne Auricost , and The Rivers and Forests, adapted from Marguerite Duras .
Aston, Elaine. “Pam Gems: Body Politics and Biography”. The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights, edited by Elaine Aston and Janelle Reinelt, Cambridge University Press, pp. 157-73.
Textual Features Deborah Levy
The book and one of the chapters are headed with epigraphs, from Marguerite Duras and Elena Ferrante . Other writers or artists who are referred or appealed to include Emily Dickinson , James Baldwin ...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Julia Kristeva
This continues Kristeva's psychological investigation of states of the human mind, and of their representation in literature and art. In this case her analysis brings in philosophical and religious systems as well. She connects depression...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Julia Kristeva
The first of these books addresses Freud 's concept of revolt against the fathers as the basis of individual maturation and independence, and seeks by looking at the lives of three distinguished modern social rebels...


1949: John Calder (Publishers) Limited was founded...

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28 November 1956: The film Et Dieu . . . créa la femme (And...

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28 November 1956

The film Et Dieu . . . créa la femme (And Woman . . . Was Created in the UK and And God Created Woman in the USA) had its French premiere. It starred...

1984: French writer Marguerite Duras, after publishing...

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French writer Marguerite Duras , after publishing for forty years and being admired in the English-speaking world for her filmscript Hiroshima mon amour, 1960, issued her startling autobiographicalnovelL'Amant.


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