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Marguerite Duras (1914–1996)


Ms. Duras was born in southern Vietnam and lost her father at age 4. The family savings of 20 years bought the family a small plot in Cambodia, but everything was lost in a single season's flooding. The disaster killed her mother as a result. After high school in Saigon, Ms. Duras left Indochina to study law in Paris. As a young woman, she worked ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 81) in Paris, France

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Known For

The Lorry Writer
(1977)
The Children Writer
(1985)
(1959)
India Song Writer
(1975)

Filmography

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 2022 Azuro (novel Les petits chevaux de Tarquinia)
 2021 Suzanna Andler (play)
 2020 Une journée à la mer (Short) (play "Agatha")
 2020 Madelen, elle est tellement tout ça (TV Series documentary short) (play: "Des journées entières dans les arbres" - 1 episode)
- Mille-feuille: Laure Adler (2020) ... (play: "Des journées entières dans les arbres")
 2018 O que a noite rouba ao dia (play excerpts)
 2017 Algerian's flowers (Short) (adaptation)
 2017 Memoir of War (novel)
 2015 La beauté selon Marguerite (Video short) (text from 'L'amant')
 2015 A Stormy Summer Night (novel "Dix heures et demie du soir en été")
 2008 Half Past Ten (novel "Dix heures et demie du soir en été")
 2008 Marguerite ou La vie tranquille (Video short) (written by)
 2008 The Sea Wall (novel)
 2004 Hanoi (Video short) (from the story by)
 2004 Vie matérielle (Short) (short story)
 2003 The Malady of Death (Short) (novel)
 2002 Teatr Polskiego Radia (Podcast Series) (author - 1 episode)
- Moderato cantabile (2002) ... (author)
 2001 Cet amour-là (character)
 1998 Miragens (Short) (outline adaptation)
 1996 La Pluie d'été (TV Movie) (writer)
 1995 La Musica (TV Movie) (novel)
 1993 Écrire (Documentary short) (writer)
 1993 The Death of the Young English Aviator (Short documentary) (writer)
 1992 The Lover (based on the novel)
 1991 La musica (TV Movie) (play)
 1990 Le coupeur d'eau (Short) (short story)
 1990 Savannah Bay (TV Movie) (play)
 1988 The Beast of the Jungle (TV Movie) (play)
 1985 Das Mal des Todes (novella)
 1985 The Children (adaptation - scenario, dialogue) / (story "Ah! Ernesto!" - uncredited)
 1983 Per un viaggio in Italia (TV Mini Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Il dialogo di Roma (1983) ... (writer)
 1982 En rachâchant (Short) (short story "Ah! Ernesto")
 1982 La musica (TV Movie)
 1980 Hele dager i trærne (TV Movie) (novel: "Des journées entières dans les arbres")
 1979 Aurélia Steiner (Melbourne) (Short) (writer)
 1979 Le navire Night (writer)
 1978 Cesarée (Short) (writer)
 1978 The Negative Hands (Short) (writer)
 1977 Baxter, Vera Baxter (scenario)
 1977 The Lorry
 1976 La Musica (TV Movie) (play)
 1976 Her Venetian Name in Deserted Calcutta (play "India Song") / (screenplay)
 1975 India Song
  Nouvelles d'Henry James (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1974) (dialogue - 1 episode, 1974)
- Ce que savait Morgan (1974) ... (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1974 La musica (TV Movie)
 1973 Særlige spor (TV Movie) (play)
 1972 Nathalie Granger (written by: participation)
 1971 Jaune le soleil (novel)
 1971 Les papiers d'Aspern (TV Movie) (French adaptation)
 1970 La musica (TV Movie) (play one act)
 1969 Lievevrouwbedstro (TV Movie) (novel)
 1969 Naphosszat a fákon (TV Movie)
 1969 Destroy, She Said (play)
 1968 Diese Frau zum Beispiel (TV Movie) (novel)
 1968 Ganze Tage in den Bäumen (TV Movie) (play "Des Journées entières dans les arbres")
 1967 Skver (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 The Sailor from Gibraltar (novel "Le marin de Gibraltar")
 1967 The Music (adaptation) / (dialogue) / (play)
 1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Days in the Trees (1967) ... (story)
 1966 10:30 P.M. Summer (novel "Dix heures et demie du soir en été") / (screenplay)
 1966 The Thief (dialogue)
 1966 Mademoiselle
 1965 Love Story (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- La Musica (1965) ... (play)
 1965 The Moment of Peace (segment "Les rideaux blancs")
 1964 Nuit noire, Calcutta (Short)
 1964 Sans merveille (TV Movie)
 1963 The Sailor's Journey (dialogue)
 1963 Jeudi-théâtre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Le square (1963) ... (play)
 1963 Le square (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Square (1961) ... (writer)
 1960 Seven Days... Seven Nights (adaptation) / (novel)
 1959 Le soleil de Pierre (Documentary short) (commentary)
 1959 Hiroshima Mon Amour (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1957 The Sea Wall (novel)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"Les Impudents" (1943, novel) "Dam Against the Pacific" (1950, novel) "The Kidnapping of Lol V. Stein" (1964, novel) "Savannah Boy" (1983, novel) "L'Amant" (1984, novel) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 4 Articles | See more »


Spouse:

Dionys Mascolo  (divorced)  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

Jean Mascolo

Parents:

Henri Donnadieu, | Marie Legrand,

Relatives:

Pierre Donnadieu (sibling) | See more »
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Trivia:

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 290-294. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988. See more »

Trademark:

Unnamed heroines nicknamed 'Elle' and unnamed heroes nicknamed 'Lui' See more »

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