The Lover Marguerite Duras Epub Fix Download
The Lover Marguerite Duras Epub Download
To Duras’s mind, she was merely the’spokesperson of a crowd’, a writer who disliked being judged by the readers. Throughout her life, she had a reputation as a ‘bourgeois bohemian’. At the beginning of her career, she had lived in Montparnasse, and by the early 1950s she was living in the Left Bank in Paris. She had maintained her Communist principles throughout this time. However, by the time The Sea Wall was published in 1947, she was living in a bourgeois suburb, and living a conventional life with her husband, Robert Antelme. She became a practising Catholic at the time of her wedding in 1957.
Duras published in English translation seven other novels, including The Life of Captain Blood (1969), (the inspiration for this is believed to be Joseph Conrad’s novella, The Secret Agent). It was in this novel that she wrote her famous short story ‘The Lover’.
Marguerite’s hatred for what she saw as her mother’s betrayal was palpable in her prose. This was reinforced when she learnt that her mother was having an affair with the owner of the farm where she was being sent. Her mother left the marriage, and was never heard of again.
For many years Marguerite Duras worked as an editor and translator for various magazines and publications, including Seuil. Her first novel Moderato Cantabile was published by Éditions du Seuil in 1971. The story of her early life and her memory of her father appeared in L’Amant (The Lover), published by Seuil in 1984. This novel won the Goncourt prize in 1984.
The film adaptation of The Lover, directed by Claude Berri, was released in 1992. The film was made from the French version of Duras’s book, with English translations by Howard Schuman. Several of the scenes had to be slightly changed in order for the film to be acceptable to the censorship committee, but the film was ultimately a success.
The text of The Lover includes the following characters: a journalist named Albert; a soldier named Ravi; a poet named Desmond; a police spy named Tabard; D.T.’s lover Rosanna; her father; Anne-Marie, who is also Desmond’s lover; her mother; a doctor; a barman; an engineer; a librarian; various policemen; a guide named Kurios; and a devout Catholic named Raimond.
The Lover is a story of first love, of an international community of friends, and of a place where individuals struggle to find their self-identity. The Lover’s many narrators, including Desmond, read erotic literature, attend foreign films and plays, listen to music, and travel. In their travels, they are able to create a world that is both familiar and unfamiliar, and they take part in the creation of the narrative by making up, altering, and clarifying the steps of the plot. The Lover, in other words, is a narrative experiment in fantasy and reality, a sequence of stories that attempt to find their way through an idea called identity.
The Lover begins with a man named Raymond sitting under a tree. He tells the story of how he became a writer. He describes the luxury of a young woman named Rosanna, whom he meets through a friend named Anne-Marie. She is a young prostitute who has recently married Raymond’s friend. Anne-Marie gets Raymond drunk, the two lovers go to a cheap hotel, and they have sex. But Raymond never has sex with Anne-Marie.
Rosanna, the young woman, was a prostitute named Mercedes, who had an affair with Raymond. Anne-Marie finds out Raymond’s affair with Mercedes when Raymond tells Anne-Marie about his former lover. Rosanna was killed by Raymond’s parents, who believed she was trying to kill her son. During the trial, Raymond is finally able to tell Anne-Marie about his meeting with Mercedes. In his first meeting with Anne-Marie, Raymond explains to her that Mercedes was a prostitute from another country. Anne-Marie then tells Raymond that Mercedes is her fiancee, whom she met in Switzerland.