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North China Lover

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ISBN-10: 1565840437

ISBN-13: 9781565840430

Edition: N/A

Authors: Marguerite Duras, Leigh Hafrey

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An elegant new paperback edition of one of Marguerite Duras's most important books. Far more daring and truthful than any of her other novels,The North China Loveris a fascinating retelling of the dramatic experiences of Duras's adolescence that shaped her most famous work. Initially conceived as notes toward a screenplay forThe Lover, this later novel, written toward the end of her life, emphasizes the tougher aspects of her youth in Indochina and possesses the intimate feel of a documentary.Both shocking and enthralling, the story Duras tells is "so powerfully imagined (or remembered) that it...lingers like a strong perfume" (Publishers Weekly). Hailed by the French critics as a return…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 3/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Now in her seventies, Lillian Ellison has been part of more than half a century of wrestling history and is a living legend. She lives on Moolah Drive in South Carolina, where she still trains girls hoping to get in the ring.Marguerite Duras was born in Gia-Dinh, Indochina on April 4, 1914. After attending school in Saigon, she moved to Paris, France to study law and political science. After graduation, she worked as a secretary in the French Ministry of the Colonies until 1941. During World War II, she joined the Resistance and published her first books. After the liberation, she became a member of the French Communist Party, and though she later resigned, she always described herself as a…    

Leigh Hafrey is Senior Lecturer in Ethics and Communication at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and co-Master of Mather House, Harvard College. His journalism, essays, reviews, and translations have appeared in the "New York Times" and other American and European periodicals.