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Marguerite Duras

Novelist, Screenwriter, Playwright (4-Apr-1914 — 3-Mar-1996)


Laure Adler. Translated by Anne-Marie Glasheen. Marguerite Duras: A Life. University of Chicago Press. 2000. 416pp.

Sanford Scribner Ames. Remains to be Seen: Essays on Marguerite Duras. Peter Lang. 1988. 298pp.

Valérie Baisnée. Gendered Resistance: The Autobiographies of Simone de Beauvoir, Maya Angelou, Janet Frame and Marguerite Duras. Rodopi. 1997. 176pp.

Michelle Beauclair. Albert Camus, Marguerite Duras, and the Legacy of Mourning. Peter Lang. 1998. 137pp.

Victoria Best. Critical Subjectivities: Identity and Narrative in the Work of Colette and Marguerite Duras. Peter Lang. 2000. 243pp.

Christiane Blot-Labarrère. Marguerite Duras. Seuil. 1992. 315pp. Language: French.

Alfred Cismaru. Marguerite Duras. Twayne. 1971. 171pp.

Susan D. Cohen. Women and Discourse in the Fiction of Marguerite Duras: Love, Legends, Language. University of Massachusetts Press. 1993. 239pp.

Laurie Corbin. The Mother Mirror: Self-Representation and the Mother-Daughter Relation in Colette, Simone de Beauvoir, and Marguerite Duras. Peter Lang. 2001. 169pp.

Anne Cousseau. Poétique de l'enfance chez Marguerite Duras. Librarie Droz. 1999. 462pp. Language: French.

Mechthild Cranston (editor). In Language and In Love Marguerite Duras: The Unspeakable: Essays for Marguerite Duras. Scripta Humanistica. 1992. 160pp.

Mechthild Cranston. Beyond the Book: Marguerite Duras: Infans. Scripta Humanistica. 1996. 132pp.

Martin Crowley. Duras, Writing, and the Ethical: Making the Broken Whole. Oxford University Press. 2000. 323pp.

Deborah N. Glassman. Marguerite Duras: Fascinating Vision and Narrative Cure. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1991. 151pp.

Michaela Grobbel. Enacting Past and Present: The Memory Theaters of Djuna Barnes, Ingeborg Bachmann, and Marguerite Duras. Rowman & Littlefield. 2003. 222pp.

Renate Günther. Marguerite Duras. Manchester University Press. 2002. 146pp.

Robert Harvey; Helene Volat. Marguerite Duras: A Bio-Bibliography. Greenwood Press. 1997. 273pp.

Leah Dianne Hewitt. Autobiographical Tightropes: Simone de Beauvoir, Nathalie Sarraute, Marguerite Duras, Monique Wittig, and Maryse Condé. University of Nebraska Press. 1990. 259pp.

Leslie Hill. Marguerite Duras: Apocalyptic Desires. Routledge. 1993. 200pp.

Carol Hofmann. Forgetting and Marguerite Duras. University Press of Colorado. 1991. 181pp.

Erica L. Johnson. Home, Maison, Casa: The Politics of Location in Works by Jean Rhys, Marguerite Duras, and Erminia Dell'Oro. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 2003. 264pp.

Karen Kaivola. All Contraries Confounded: The Lyrical Fiction of Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes, and Marguerite Duras. University of Iowa Press. 1991. 176pp.

Bethany Ladimer. Colette, Beauvoir, and Duras: Age and Women Writers. University Press of Florida. 1999. 235pp.

Lucy Stone McNeece. Art and Politics in Duras' India Cycle. University Press of Florida. 1997. 196pp.

Carol J. Murphy. Alienation and Absence in the Novels of Marguerite Duras. French Forum. 1982. 172pp.

Liliane Papin. L'autre scène: Le théâtre de Marguerite Duras. Anma Libri. 1988. 165pp. Language: French.

Janine Ricouart (editor). Marguerite Duras Lives on. University Press of America. 1998. 232pp.

Ursula W. Schneider. Ars Amandi: The Erotic of Extremes in Thomas Mann and Marguerite Duras. Peter Lang. 1995. 270pp.

Marilyn R. Schuster. Marguerite Duras Revisited. Twayne. 1993. 185pp.

Trista Selous. The Other Woman: Feminism and Femininity in the Work of Marguerite Duras. Yale University Press. 1988. 260pp.

Raynalle Udris. Welcome Unreason: A Study of "Madness" in the Novels of Marguerite Duras. Rodopi. 1993. 247pp.

Julia Waters. Intersexual Rivalry: A "Reading in Pairs" of Marguerite Duras and Alain Robbe-Grillet. Peter Lang. 2000. 228pp.

Jennifer Willging. Telling Anxiety: Anxious Narration in the Work of Marguerite Duras, Annie Ernaux, Nathalie Sarraute, and Anne Hébert. University of Toronto Press. 2007. 261pp.

James S. Williams (editor). Revisioning Duras: Film, Race, Sex. Liverpool University Press. 2000. 227pp.

James S. Williams. The Erotics of Passage: Pleasure, Politics, and Form in the Later Work of Marguerite Duras. Macmillan. 1997. 243pp.

Sharon Willis. Marguerite Duras: Writing on the Body. University of Illinois Press. 1987. 191pp.

Jane Bradley Winston. Postcolonial Duras: Cultural Memory in Postwar France. Macmillan. 2001. 254pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.413)

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.196)

  8. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.197)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.453)

  10. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.476)

  11. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.77)

  12. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.172)

  13. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.414-16)

  14. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.257)

  15. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.299)

  16. The St. James Encyclopedia of Film Directors (pp.145-47)

  17. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.158)

  18. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.154)

  19. Third World Women's Literatures (pp.92-93)

  20. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.320)

  21. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (p.192)

  22. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.180)

  23. Legends in Their Own Time (p.73)

  24. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.28)

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