Literary Analysis How does Duras portray race and social class? Besides the man being much older than her, he is also apart of a higher social class and a different race.
Jul 14, Jane Hoppe rated it did not like it The Lover: A Novel, considered to be autobiographical, was presented to me as a memoir. I read it as a memoir of Marguerite Duras.
Since the story jumps around in time, I ended up pretty confused. In my opinion, the story is not cohesive enough to be a novel either. The book cover says it was an international bestseller, and the slim volume begins with three pages of glowing testimonials by literary critics.
I must have missed the sparkle the critics saw. In spots Duras calls her younger brother her son. Is he her son or truly her younger brother?
Did the younger brother die in the war or did fear of the older brother kill the younger? If Duras hated the older brother so, why did she bail him out? From her disjointed vignettes, I never figured out any of these things.
I tried appreciating The Lover as a prose poem. The language is in spots lyrical. And I really wanted to like this book. Beautiful language or no beautiful language, a story needs to communicate. Suppose I wanted to tell you: Once upon a time I had two brothers, a mother, and a lover who was twelve years older than I.
To communicate this, I gave you a poem with all the words mixed up and some missing: Time once brother Two upon mother Old twelve lover Would you understand my intent? The one area in which The Lover unequivocally shines is the relationship between Duras and her lover.
She is a young teen; he is twelve years older. The tenderness of their sexual encounters is achingly beautiful. The evocative love scenes save this book.
In The Lover, the author has chosen scenes from her life that show sadness, anger, jealousy, injustice, prejudice, fear, and other emotions. As I read, however, I felt these emotions only minimally, if it all. I connected with Duras best when she described the fragility of first love.The Emigrants Study Guide contains comprehensive summaries and analysis of the book.
This study guide includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion on The Price: $ Marguerite Duras Booklist Marguerite Duras Message Board Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Lover An impovished, adolescent French girl in colonial South East Asia has a forbidden love affair with a wealthy, Chinese man, twelve years her senior.
Based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras. — Cal Lott An elderly French authoress, while writing her memoirs, is narrating the story of her first love. The Lover (French: L'Amant) is an autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras, published in by Les Éditions de Minuit.
It has been translated to 43 languages and was awarded the Prix Goncourt/5(K). Nov 15, · In Marguerite Duras's The Lover, a coming-of-age story, sexual love is a dominant theme, but the relationship also symbolizes political issues.
Duras. The Body of a Lover: An Analysis of Marguerite Duras’ The Lover Sexuality is evident in every form of life. Plants, animals, humans all actively engage in sexual practices; however, it is only mankind that offers various forms and perspectives of sex and its subcategories.