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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)
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(dʊˈrɑ, dyʊ-)
Marguerite (Marguerite Donnadieu), 1914–96, French writer, born in Vietnam.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Duras, Marguerite. "An Interiew with Marguerite Duras," by Susan Husserl-Kapit.
Duras, Marguerite. L'apres-midi de Monsieur Andesmas.