HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
8,899 (8,979)2031,260 (3.69)620
Works by Marguerite Durasorganize | filter
Also by Marguerite Durasorganize | filter
Members
Related tags
1001 (46) 1001 books (52) 20th century (174) autobiography (46) biography (35) colonialism (49) drama (40) Duras (81) en français (27) erotica (29) essays (27) fiction (1,017) film (36) France (264) French (586) French fiction (111) French language (26) French literature (460) Indochina (95) literature (274) love (64) marguerite duras (57) memoir (95) non-fiction (40) nouveau roman (26) novel (234) novella (25) read (85) Roman (216) romance (48) screenplay (36) sexuality (26) skönlitteratur (26) to-read (102) translated (31) translation (62) unread (60) Vietnam (90) women (26) WWII (62)
Events on LibraryThing Local

Marguerite Duras has 4 past events. (show)

Common Knowledgehistory Creative Commons License
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Born Marguerite Donnadieu in Gia Dinh, French Cochinchina, -- now Vietnam -- she went to France for her higher education. After completing studies at the Sorbonne in political science and law, she became a member of the French Communist Party (she would later be expelled). In the late 1930s, she worked for the French ministry of colonies governing French Indochina. During World War II, she was a member of the French Resistance but was also accused of helping the Vichy government to censor writers. In 1942, for the publication of her first novel, she chose Duras as her pen name for a village where her late father's house was located. Her career as an avant-garde writer took off in the 1950s with works such as Un barrage contre le Pacifique (1950); many of her works were marked by feelings of alienation and the theme of love between people of different races. Marguerite Duras's semi-autobiographical novel L'Amant (1984), about her youth in Indochina, won the Prix Goncourt, France's most prestigious literary prize.
Disambiguation notice

Member ratings

Average: (3.69)
0.5 5
1 37
1.5 7
2 109
2.5 34
3 381
3.5 129
4 509
4.5 62
5 337

Author pictures (2)

   

(see all 2 author pictures)

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Marguerite Duras is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

Marguerite Duras is composed of 30 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 91,549,916 books! | Top bar: Always visible