1st Edition

Marguerite Duras Apocalyptic Desires

By Leslie Hill Copyright 1993
    212 Pages
    by Routledge

    210 Pages
    by Routledge

    Marguerite Duras is France's best-known and most controversial contemporary woman writer. Duras' influence extends from her early novels of the 1950's to her radically innovative experimental autobiographical text of the 1980's The Lover
    Leslie Hill's book throws new light on Duras' relationship to feminism, psychoanalysis, sexuality, literature, film, politics, and the media. Feted by Kristeva, and Laca who claimed her as almost his other self, Duras is revealed to be a profoundly transgressive thinker and artist. It will be a must for all concerned with contemporary writing, writing by women, recent European cinema, film and literature.

    1. Images of Authorship 2. Transferential Loves 3. Scenes of Desire 4. Crossing Genres 5. The Limits of Fiction 6. Writing Sexual Relations Bibliography


    Leslie Hill is Lecturer in French Studies at the University of Warwick.