Marguerite Duras The Lover

ISBN 13: 9780002229463

The Lover

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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.

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"An exquisite jewel of a novel, as multifaceted as a diamond, as seamless and polished as a pearl."
--"Boston Herald"
"A vivd, lingering novel...a brilliant work of art."
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"Powerful, authentic, completely successful . . . perfect."
--The New York Times Book Review
"An exquisite jewel of a novel, as multifaceted as a diamond, as seamless and polished as a pearl."
--Boston Herald

"A vivid, lingering novel . . . a brilliant work of art."
--Cleveland Plain Dealer

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‘Rarely have I read a novel so flawlessly written.’ Spectator

‘Very beautiful, highly intelligent, enjoyable and original.’ Sunday Times

‘Perfect, a 'tour de force'…accessible in the way Thomas Mann’s 'Death in Venice' or D.M. Thomas’s 'The White Hotel' are accessible…dealing successfully with the strong themes of erotic love and death.’ New York Times Book Review

‘A spectacular success.’ Edmund White

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