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ISBN13: 9780375700521
ISBN10: 0375700528
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An international best-seller with more than one million copies in print and a winner of France’s Prix Goncourt, The Lover has been acclaimed by critics all over the world since its first publication in 1984.

Set in the prewar Indochina of Marguerite Duras’s childhood, this is the haunting tale of a tumultuous affair between an adolescent French girl and her Chinese lover. In spare yet luminous prose, Duras evokes life on the margins of Saigon in the waning days of France’s colonial empire, and its representation in the passionate relationship between two unforgettable outcasts.

Long unavailable in hardcover, this edition of The Lover includes a new introduction by Maxine Hong Kingston that looks back at Duras's world from an intriguing new perspective — that of a visitor to Vietnam today.

(With an introduction by Maxine Hong Kingston; translated from the French by Barbara Bray.)

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"Powerful, authentic, completely successful...perfect." The New York Times Book Review

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“An exquisite jewel of a novel, as multifaceted as a diamond, as seamless and polished as a pearl.” Boston Herald

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“A vivd, lingering novel...a brilliant work of art.” Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Back in print in paperback, "an exquisite jewel of a novel, as multifaceted as a diamond, as seamless and polished as a pearl" ("Boston Herald"). This edition includes an Introduction by Maxine Hong Kingston that looks back at Duras's world from an intriguing new perspective — that of a visitor to Vietnam today.

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Marguerite Duras is the author of many acclaimed novels and screenplays, including The Lover, The Ravishing of Lol Stein, and the film script for Hiroshima, Mon Amour. One of France's most important literary figures, Duras died in Paris in 1996.

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lukas, June 8, 2014 (view all comments by lukas)
French writer Marguerite Duras's slim, sexy novel about the love affair between a young French girl and an older Chinese man, set in Indochina. Filmed in 1992. Duras also wrote the screenplay for "Hiroshima, Mon Amour."
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cheryl.cornwell, January 31, 2010 (view all comments by cheryl.cornwell)
The Lover is stunningly beautiful in its simplicity. Set in pre-war Indochina, Duras tells the seemingly banal story of a young French girl and her Chinese lover. However, impregnated with the larger themes of colonialism, race, and poverty, The Lover is a sensuous treatise on what it means to love beyond reason. This is a novel I return to again and again with the same rapture and anticipation that I felt when reading it for the first time.
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manwith7talents, December 11, 2007 (view all comments by manwith7talents)
Beautiful and sad. The last lines stuck in my mind for years - I must have remembered them from the movie - but for some reason I thought they were from another book. Then I finished the book and there they were, much to my surprise: "He still loved her, he could never stop loving her, he would love her until death". A great example of how the ending of a book can change the meaning of everything that has come before.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375700521
Translator:
Bray, Barbara
Introduction:
Kingston, Maxine Hong
Introduction by:
Kingston, Maxine Hong
Introduction:
Kingston, Maxine Hong
Author:
Duras, Marguerite
Author:
Bray, Barbara
Publisher:
Pantheon
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19980908
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.03x5.23x.44 in. .32 lbs.

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Product details 128 pages Pantheon Books - English 9780375700521 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Powerful, authentic, completely successful...perfect."
"Review" by , “An exquisite jewel of a novel, as multifaceted as a diamond, as seamless and polished as a pearl.”
"Review" by , “A vivd, lingering novel...a brilliant work of art.”
"Synopsis" by , Back in print in paperback, "an exquisite jewel of a novel, as multifaceted as a diamond, as seamless and polished as a pearl" ("Boston Herald"). This edition includes an Introduction by Maxine Hong Kingston that looks back at Duras's world from an intriguing new perspective — that of a visitor to Vietnam today.
"Synopsis" by , Marguerite Duras is the author of many acclaimed novels and screenplays, including The Lover, The Ravishing of Lol Stein, and the film script for Hiroshima, Mon Amour. One of France's most important literary figures, Duras died in Paris in 1996.
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