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Four Novels
Four Novels
Author: Marguerite Duras
ISBN-13: 9780394179872
ISBN-10: 0394179870
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Publisher: Grove Pr
Book Type: Paperback
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Often compared to the English writer Virginia Woolf, Marguerite Duras is one of the leading writers in France. Here, in one volume, are four short novels which demonstrate her ability to create a sense of dramatic intensity which few others have been able to achieve. Voluntarily limiting herself to a few major characters in these works - from the park-bench couple in "The Square" to the double love triangle in "10:30 on a Summer Night" - Marguerite Duras probes deepy into the complex area of human feelings. Relying heavily on dialogue, and the meanings behind the surface words, the author skillfully evokes a humane atmosphere, to suggest a human situation, to seize and seal the impasses of heroes and heroines dissatisfied with their condition.