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 (do͞o-räs′, dü-), Marguerite Originally Marguerite Donnadieu. 1914-1996.
French writer and director known for her emotionally revealing novels such as The Lover (1984) as well as for her experimental dramas and films.


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(Biography) Marguerite, real name Marguerite Donnadieu. 1914–96, French novelist born in Giadinh, Indochina (now in Vietnam). Her works include The Sea Wall (1950), Practicalities (1990), Écrire (1993), and the script for the film Hiroshima mon amour (1960)


(dʊˈrɑ, dyʊ-)
Marguerite (Marguerite Donnadieu), 1914–96, French writer, born in Vietnam.
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Marguerite Duras, one of France's most famed and prolific writers, best known in recent years for her novel "The Lover" and the film based on it, died Sunday.
French grande dame Jeanne Moreau could not be more magisterially right to play literary lioness Marguerite Duras, the Vietnam-born author (and sometimes filmmaker) of such works as ``Hiroshima, Mon Amour,'' ``India Song'' and ``The Lover.
Duras has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Lowell Technological Institute, Lowell University, Lowell, Mass.
Duras will continue as Vice President, a position he has held since June 1998, growing the Tandberg Data channel and sales.