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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press; Reprint edition (26 Aug. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0816677530
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816677535
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 132,003 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Writing " Writing, one of Marguerite Duras's last works, is a meditation on the process of writing and on her need for solitude in order to do it. In the five short pieces collected in this volume, she explores experiences that had an emotional impact on her and that inspired her to write. These vary from the death of a pilot in World War II, to the death of a fly, to an art exhibition. Two of the pieces Full description

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
literary testament/memoir explaining Duras's theory of writ 26 Feb. 1998
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Format: Paperback
this is the last book by Duras, as she passed away on March 4, 1996. Recommended for anyone who appreciates the spledid bareness of her late style. Her theory of writing, why she wrote, and what compells writers...fascinating, and reads like a meditation.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A beautiful book 29 Jun. 2000
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Format: Paperback
"Writing" combines elements of fictional narrative, literary theory, and conversational Q&A all in Duras's recognizable voice. It is a wonderful book allowing readers to experience both Duras's writing process and the finished outcome.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful Book 10 Nov. 2011
By Charles Bennett - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed this, my 4th book I've brought by her. I do have a question which I hope someone will help on. In her chapter on Rome, she refers to the Queen of Caesarea and of Samaria. Also a Roman General who conquered her country and took her to Rome. Does anyone know the identity for certain? I can't seem to nail down firmly to my own satisfaction. I would like to search out a biography on them, if any exists.

I have 4 of her books so far and have re-read each twice so far. Other than Cormac McCarthy's books, this hasn't happened for a long time.

I recommend it highly.
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