The North China Lover

The North China Lover

Book - 1992
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
A young woman growing up in Indochina experiences the humiliations and the passions of her poverty-ridden world and, like her friends, grows impatient for the experiences of adulthood while still caught up in her childhood. 30,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer

Far more daring and truthful than any of her other novels, The North China Lover is a fascinating retelling of the dramatic experiences of Duras’s adolescence that shaped her most famous work. Initially conceived as notes toward a screenplay for The Lover, this later novel, written toward the end of her life, emphasizes the tougher aspects of her youth in Indochina and possesses the intimate feel of a documentary.

Both shocking and enthralling, the story Duras tells is “so powerfully imagined (or remembered) that it . . . lingers like a strong perfume” (Publishers Weekly). Hailed by the French critics as a return to “the Duras of the great books and the great days,” it is a mature and complex rendering of a formative period in the author’s life.




Baker
& Taylor

A young woman growing up in Indochina experiences the humiliations and the passions of her poverty-ridden world and, like her friends, grows impatient for the experiences of adulthood while still caught up in her childhood

Publisher: New York : New Press, 1992
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781565840188
1565840186
Branch Call Number: FICTION DURAS
Characteristics: 231 pages ; 22 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at GL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top