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Duras

Marguerite, real name Marguerite Donnadieu. 1914--96, French novelist born in Giadinh, Indochina (now in Vietnam). Her works include The Sea Wall (1950), Practicalities (1990), ?crire (1993), and the script for the film Hiroshima mon amour (1960)
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Our special feature showcases a 1975 interview with Marguerite Duras reprinted here with permission of the University of Chicago Press, where interviewer Susan Husserl-Kapit asks Duras many questions regarding her views on women's writing, feminist literature, how gender inscribes intelligence, motherhood, etc.
L'ecriture courante designates a turbulent, nonlinear mode of narration caught inextricably in "le courant de la vie" (Duras, C'est tout 11); it takes the form of a fluid and minimally edited writing style that attempts to record all that streams through Duras's mind: L'Ete 80 "charrie tout, l'histoire du monde, les saisons, la mer" (carries everything along, the history of the world, seasons, the sea) (Lamy and Roy 76).
The key questions that this article will explore are: how do Duras and Bellow create this awkward aesthetics of violence?
The second screening, on Wednesday, featured an intimate talk between Duras and another iconic French filmmaker, Jean-Luc Godard.
Ces documents s'accompagnent d'une bibliographie choisie qui privilegie l'orientation biographique et les rapports litteraires entre Mme de Duras et Stendhal; on regrette neanmoins que cette bibliographie n'inclue pas davantage de references aux travaux critiques consacres a l'oeuvre de Mme de Duras, et, en particulier, aux nombreux articles publies recemment sur Ourika aux Etats-Unis.
The Folio volume is based on previously undiscovered manuscripts in Duras's hand that her descendants made available to the edi- tor, Marie-Benedicte Diethelm.