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“I told you I loved you. You never answered such insane talk.” -Marguerite Duras

There’s something about this quote in Duras’ novella, Emily L., that I just love – perhaps it’s the simplicity, or the contrast between the romantic and the realist.


“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” — Carl Sagan

“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.” — Terry Pratchett…

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Centenário de Marguerite Duras

Hoje é centenário de uma das minhas musas, Marguerite Duras, que na literatura ficou entre os existencialistas e a galera do Nouveau roman sem de fato pertencer a nenhuma das duas categorias, sendo uma entidade única e inalcançável de enorme talento não só para literatura, mas também como cineasta… Depois de ser roteirista de obras primas como Hiroshima, Mon Amour de Alain Resnais e Mademoiselle de Tony Richardson, ela também notou que ninguém conseguia passar decentemente suas obras para a película como foram os casos de Peter Brook e do próprio Tony Richardson, então nada mais certo do que a própria Duras transformormar-se em cineasta. 127 more words


Happy 100th Birthday, Marguerite Duras!

Marguerite Duras was born on 4 April 1914.

“She had lived her early years as though she were waiting for something she might, but never did, become.”-Marguerite Duras, … 10 more words



Men like women who write. Even though they don’t say so. A writer is a foreign country. MARGUERITE DURAS


The Lover

Summary is here.

Autobiographical story of the author as a young French girl in “French Indochina” and her affair with a Chinese expat, in 1930s.  157 more words

To Clays/Macleay's bookshop

This quiet little book-nook in Kings Cross was where our parents used to take us in the 1970′s. The area was a lot more grungy, bohemian, in those days of the Rex Hotel and disco queens,  despite changes in drug use since then things are a lot more sanitised now. 124 more words