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Jana Evans Braziel, Assistant Professor
229B Mc Micken Hall
Department of English and Comparative Literature
University of Cincinnati
ML 210069
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0069
Office # (513) 556-0834
Fax # (513) 556-5960

Marguerite Duras


A common theme in Duras' work is the "translation" of texts from one artistic medium to another, reflected in films such as La Femme du Gange and India Song, which are partial rewrites of the novel Le Vice-consul. Also, the autobiographical story captured in The Lover is rewritten and altered (répétition et différence) in the 1991 novel LíAmant de la Chine du Nord [translated as The North China Lover], a terse -- although lengthy -- prosaic text written almost exclusively in third person and in a strikingly minimalist style.

Bibliography of Works by Duras in English Translation:

Questions on Durasí The Lover

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