Story of love and solitude between a young man and a reminiscing writer. Duras' Death in Venice.
The daughter of French schoolteachers, Marguerite Duras (1914-1996) was born in Vietnam. At age 17 she moved to France where she studied law and politics. She is the author of a great many novels, plays, films, and short narratives, including her best-selling, ostensibly autobiographical work, The Lover (1984). Mark Polizzotti has translated Jean Echenoz, Gustave Flaubert, André Breton, Christian Oster, among others. He has written a biography of Breton and is a senior editor at MFA Publications.