Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


 (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.


(French dyra)
(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.
References in classic literature ?
Res dura, et regni novitas me talia cogunt Moliri, et late fines custode tueri.
In an interview with Jacques Rivette and Jean Narboni from November 1969, Marguerite Duras attributed the peculiar style of her new book Detruire, dit-elle to her distaste for novels.
Photographer Helene Bamberger chronicles her summers with Duras in Trouville, Normandy, from 1980 to 1994, with glimpses of the latter's worktable, her lover Yann Andrea and her private life.
Un des grands merites de cette edition de Marie-Benedicte Diethelm est de reunir pour la premiere fois et dans leur version integrale les trois romans-nouvelles qui ont au dix-neuvieme siecle fait la gloire de Claire-Louise-Rose-Bonne Lechal de Coetnempren de Kersaint, duchesse de Duras.
The Folio edition of Ourika, Edouard, and Olivier ou le secret (2007) is a welcome addition to the body of available texts by Claire de Duras.
Yann Andrea Steiner is a melange of three stories: 1) the beach and sky, the grey-eyed child, his counselor, the story of the shark Duras had included in L'Ete 80, a diary of her life in Trouville; 2) her meeting with Yann Andrea, the young man who was to be her companion and love the last years of her life; 3) the story of Theodora Katz, based on a drawing a Jewish woman (a friend of Duras's) discovered in Auschwitz, which Duras never completed.
Marguerite Duras 1: Les Recits des differences sexuelles.
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 been publishing for more than fifty years now.
Renate Gunther's volume on the cinema of Marguerite Duras takes its place in a series which is proving indispensable to teaching and research bibliographies on French cinema.
My books come from this house," Marguerite Duras writes in the title essay of this her last book.
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.