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By Susan D. Cohen

Probably the most recognized dwelling French writers, Marguerite Duras is popular for her provocative and hauntingly attractive works of fiction, drama, and cinema. This booklet bargains the 1st complete learn of the narrative and stylistic features of Duras's fiction. Susan D. Cohen examines the complete diversity of Duras's works, combining shut textual analyses with a extra normal dialogue of narrativity and its connections with gender, type, and race. the focal point all through is on language, illustration, and distinction, which Duras explores on each structural level.

Cohen indicates how Duras's writings, even the arguable "erotic" works, disclose and subvert the repression of ladies in conventional, dominant discourse and while current an alternate, nonrepressive discursive version. She formulates an idea of inventive "ignorance," which she identifies because the generative precept of Duras's textual creation and the method of language it proposes. Cohen additionally explores the distinct gains of Duras's prose, describing how the author achieves the ritual, mythical air of mystery that characterizes her paintings.

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