Revisioning Duras: Film, Race, Sex

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James S. Williams, Janet Sayers
Liverpool University Press, 2000 - Performing Arts - 227 pages
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The extraordinary range, complexity and power of Marguerite Duras – novelist, dramatist, film-maker, essayist – has been justly recognized. Yet in the years following her death in 1996, there has been an increasing tendency to consecrate her work, particularly by those critics who approach it primarily in biographical terms. The British and American specialists featured in this interdisciplinary collection aim to resurrect the Duras corpus in all its forms by submitting it theoretically to three main areas of enquiry. By establishing how far Duras’s work questions and redefines the parameters of literary and cinematic form, as well as the categories of race and ethnicity, homosexuality and heterosexuality, fantasy and violence, the contributors to this volume "revision" Duras’s work in the widest sense of the term.

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James S. Williams is professor of modern French literature and film at Royal Holloway, University of London and is also author of 'Jean Cocteau' (French Film Directors).

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