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Dutch

De ziekte van de dood

Marguerite Duras (author), Jeanne Buntinx (translator), Agnes Vincenot (translator)
Title
De ziekte van de dood
Author
Marguerite Duras
Translator
Jeanne Buntinx Agnes Vincenot
Language
Dutch
Original language
French
Original title
La maladie de la mort
Publisher
Amsterdam: Hölderlin, 1984
57 p.
ISBN
90-71044-04-1 (paperback) 9789071044045 (paperback, isbn sticker)

About Marguerite Duras

Marguerite Germaine Marie Donnadieu (4 April 1914 – 3 March 1996), known as Marguerite Duras (French: [maʁɡ(ə)ʁit dyʁas]), was a French novelist, playwright, screenwriter, essayist, and experimental filmmaker. Her script for the film Hiroshima mon amour (1959) earned her a nomination for Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards.

Early life and education

Duras was born Marguerite Donnadieu on 4 April 1914, in Gia Định, Cochinchina, French Indochina (now Vietnam). Her parents, Marie (née Legrand, 1877-1956) and Henri Donnadieu (1872-1921), were teachers from France who likely had met at Gia Định High School. They had both had previous marriages. Marguerite had two older brothers: Pierre, the elder, and Paul.

Duras's father fell ill and he returned to France, where h…Read more on Wikipedia