L’Amour

ISBN: 207052907X
ISBN 13: 9782070529070
By: Marguerite Duras

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L'amour est enfant de bohème... La poésie et la musique lui vont comme un gant : Nouveau, Marbeuf, Labbé, Ronsard, Verlaine, Aragon. Chopin, Franck, Mahler, Schubert, Brahms, Mozart. Ou comment parler d'amour.

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Shekoufeh homami

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César Valenzuela

En “El amor”, novela de Marguerite Duras hay tres personajes principales: un hombre, vigilante, que camina siguiendo la orilla de la mar con el paso regular de los prisioneros; una mujer embarazada, enojada contra Dios; y un viajero, nombrado así a causa de la lentitud de su paso y del extravío de sus ojos.Un lugar domina su imaginación y, al parecer, su voluntad: S. Thala, sitio que parece encerrar a sus habitantes, -cuya música hace llorar-, lugar de donde parece provenir un ruido indescifrable que la estremece. En el texto de Duras se detiene la luz, el aire. Todo está devastado, ha habido una explosión, un casino bombardeado, luego habrá un incendio, y un incendiario. Personajes que buscan desprenderse de lo que han tenido, que luego se quedan sin nada, se acompañan, buscan acabar con todo; son fugitivos, prisioneros, locos, que en “El amor” nos ofrecen una experiencia poética más que narrativa. Es difícil seguir los hechos; la atmósfera emocional se impone a la historia, que sólo aparece sugerida. La experiencia es triste, desoladora, confusa, quizá como el amor mismo.

Charity

I was not a fan of The Ravishing of Lol Stein, so I'm not quite sure why I continued on with L'Amour. And unfortunately, L'Amour was even more disappointing. I do not think Marguerite Duras and I get on. At least it was a short misery.(First Reads Win.)

Aaron Mcquiston

This slim novel is the third in a trilogy of books I haven't read. After reading the afterward, I got the impression that I would understand it better if I had read the first two sections. As it is, I'm stuck with a confusing, small book, without character names, a bare bones novel stripped of every word that does not matter, making it such a surreal experience that a 98 page translation takes much longer to read. It is as if there is a world of novel between each line, each piece of dialogue, each movement and daybreak. I like reading like this sometimes; those books where nothing is spelled out for you and you don't know where you are going at all. This creates a kind of tension inside of the reader and brings the reader closer to the book.I haven't read the other two parts of this trilogy, I am sure that I'm missing the importance of some of these scenes, but the great thing about reading it by itself is that I can interpret it the way that I want. I do not go into this with any sort of guide and I get to create the scenes in my head however I want. I can be completely wrong without any type of conscious. This makes the novel somewhat refreshing. It reads fast if you don't want to spend a great amount of time thinking about what might really be happening because it is written like a film script and prose poem, so sparse and forgiving that there is so much interpretation that can be done, even if it is wrong to the original plot that it was based on. I say read this novel only. If you want to go back and see what it really was about by reading the other two novels, then do it. I personally like my own interpretation of the story, no matter how far off from the truth it is.

Thersya

He sido incapaz de entender de qué va la novela. Leía y leía con el deseo de que se fuera entendiendo lo que me querían describir mientras avanzaban las páginas, pero he dado gracias de terminarla, aunque no haya entendido ni disfrutado la lectura

Sofia Jacinto

Can't give more stars as i decided to get lost in the book (and sometimes didnt undrstand what was going on),haunting story about closure, a visit to old memories.a book full of amorous desire, unrequited love, and abandonment, light, sand, heat, night, day, waves...waves that collapse as they travel to the past, as they live what's already forgotten by some.written as a sort of prose poem, it never gives you direct guidelines... you wander and decide what's real and what's just memories.Gladly i knew the story of Lol Stein. However, in L'amour there's no names, just a woman and a traveler.The traveler moves from the beach to the hotel, present past, making it hard to follow him...an enjoyable trip for the reader, but hard for them...all that remains are the flames that burn in S Thala, a place to be forgotten. full of tragedy and broken heartsand the dead dog."Il prend du sable, il le verse sur son corps. Elle respire, le sable bouge, il s’écoule d’elle. In en reprend, il recommence. Le sable s’ecoule encore. Il en reprend encore, le verse encore. Il s’arrête.-Amour.” L’amour, Marguerite Duras

Jula

Un libro corto y, sin embargo, algo complejo. A grosso modo, es el momento en que tres personajes se encuentran en una isla (una mujer, un viajero y un caminante). Realmente no logré descifrar en qué punto el amor es el tema principal del libro, si bien el viajero y la mujer tienen una historia relativa a esto -aunque decir "historia" me parece demasiado pretencioso, ya que en realidad se puede armar toda clase de trama por cuenta propia con los escasos diálogos presentes-. Hacia la mitad del libro logró atraparme sólo lo suficiente para terminarlo pero no sació mi curiosidad, ni me dio algo distinto en qué pensar.Quizá esté frente a algo trascendental. Desafortunadamente, no lo percibí como tal.

Peter McCambridge

Unbelievably French.

Mary Jo Zilveti

Etéreo. Foi o que ouvi quando da primeira vez que me relataram sobre esse livro durante uma aula de literatura.

Eliza

I received this book as a goodreads giveaway some time ago. I thought the plot was refreshing. The author did not weigh it down with useless information and the character development was illustrated through imagery instead of long descriptions. However, I found that sometimes the wording was too sparse and I was confused about what exactly was happening. In a way it felt like a dream where you can't explain everything that's happening and not all the information is there. Overall the book was very whimsical and entrancing, but I wouldn't recommend it for everyone.

Marie-aimée

Perpétuels errements... Une histoire obscures et des faits sous-jacents. A lire plusieurs fois, à moins d'en posséder les clés.

Daniel

I think that this may be an interesting exercise in prose; however, not having read Duras's earlier works, from which this slim volume distills its characters and scenes, I don't believe that I am in a good position to appreciate what Duras is doing here. This did pique my interest enough to make me want to pick up these earlier books. Once I read those, I'll re-visit this one.

Fernanda

Este libro es corto, no entendí completamente ese viaje al pasado del protagonista sin nombre, pero si sentí (porque no leí los otros dos libros), y mucho. El libro es toda una experiencia, su narración es impecable, te inmiscuye y te hace sentir más que entender.

Chad Post

Never before translated into English (at AWP I got a draft translation), this is the semi-surreal sequel to The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein, one of Duras's great masterpieces. This is a sparse, poetic book, with most of the "normal" elements of the novel having been stripped away. It almost feels like a French movie, with "Her" (Lol Stein) sleeping on the beach of S. Thala, "imprisoned" in a sort of mental home seventeen years after the events of the earlier book, and "Him" watching over her, with the "Traveler" (Michael Richardson) come back to see Her and commit suicide. It's a really lovely book, evocative, elusive, and provocative. Definitely deserves to be made available to English readers. (More on that soon.)

Reyhaneh

بهترين كتابي كه از دوراس خوانده‌ام . فرساينده بود اما زيبا .

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