The North China Lover

The North China Lover

Book - 1992
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Far more daring and truthful than any of her other novels, The North China Lover is a fascinating retelling of the dramatic experiences of Duras's adolescence that shaped her most famous work. Initially conceived as notes toward a screenplay for The Lover , this later novel, written toward the end of her life, emphasizes the tougher aspects of her youth in Indochina and possesses the intimate feel of a documentary.

Both shocking and enthralling, the story Duras tells is "so powerfully imagined (or remembered) that it . . . lingers like a strong perfume" ( Publishers Weekly ). Hailed by the French critics as a return to "the Duras of the great books and the great days," it is a mature and complex rendering of a formative period in the author's life.


Publisher: New York : New Press, c1992
ISBN: 9781565840188
1565840186
Branch Call Number: F Dur

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Sep 10, 2014

Written in nearly point-form, like a film script, with direction for the director. Perhaps a shocking story when first printed, but of what literary value.

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