"Moderato Cantabile" is a carefully woven tapestry of emotion that begins with a jealous lover murdering the woman he loves. Fascinated by the crime, Anne returns several times to the bistro where it took place, drinking through the afternoon with the worker who patiently answers her eager questions, inventing what he does not know. This is a haunting, oblique love story, which perfectly demonstrates Duras' technique of associating human emotion with locales and landscapes.
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(196mm x 132mm x 10mm)
Oneworld Classics Ltd
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Author Biography - Marguerite Duras
Marguerite Duras won the Prix Goncourt in 1985 and has won many other prizes. In addition to novels, she has written plays and film scenarios, the most famous of which is Hiroshima, Mon Amour. Born in French Indo-China in 1914, she died in Paris in early 1996.