Marguerite Duras

French writer and film director (1914-1996)

Marguerite Duras (April 4, 1914 – March 3, 1996) was a French writer and movie director. She first used the surname Duras on her 1943 novel Les Impudents. [1]She wrote The Lover, which was later made into a 1992 movie. Duras was born in Saigon, Vietnam. She died in Paris from throat cancer, age 81.


  1. Kushner, Rachel. ""A Man and a Woman, Say What You Like, They're Different": On Marguerite Duras". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2020-04-24.

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