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Marguerite Duras
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Birth Date:April 4, 1914
Astrology Sign:Aries
Chinese Sign:Tiger - Yang
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Died Date:March 3, 1996

Occupation:Film/TV Director

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Marguerite Duras

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France Portal Literature Portal Marguerite Donnadieu (April 4, 1914 - March 3, 1996), better known as Marguerite Duras, was a writer and film director.

She was born in Saigon, French Indochina (now Vietnam), and went to France, her parents' native country, to study law, but became a writer instead. She changed her name in 1943 for Duras, the name of a village in the Lot-et-Garonne département, where her father's house was located.

She is the author of a great many novels, plays, films and short narratives, including her best-selling, ostensibly autobiographical work L'Amant (1984), translated into English as The Lover. Following the making of a film of the same name(s) based on her work, Duras then published a slightly different work, L'Amant de la Chine du Nord.

Other major works include Moderato Cantabile, also made into a film of the same name, Le Ravissement de Lol V. Stein, and her film India Song. She was also the screenwriter of the 1959 French film Hiroshima mon amour, which was directed by Alain Resnais.

Duras's early novels were fairly conventional in form (their 'romanticism' was criticised by fellow writer Raymond Queneau); however, with Moderato Cantabile she became more experimental, paring down her texts to give ever-increasing importance to what was not said. She was associated with the Nouveau roman French literary movement. Her films are also experimental in form, most eschewing synch sound, using voice over to allude to, rather than tell, a story over images whose relation to what is said may be more-or-less tangential.

She died at 81 from throat cancer and is interred in the Cimetière du Montparnasse.

In 1997 the popular rock band 'the Weakerthans' took their name from a line of the film adaptation of The Lover: "Go ahead, I'm weaker than you can possibly imagine."

Achievements: (Filmography)
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

L'Amant (1984)
The Lover (1984)

Chinese Horoscope for Marguerite Duras
Includes characteristics and Vices
Marguerite Duras's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 26, 1914 - February 13, 1915
Birthday: April 4, 1914

The Tiger is a Yang,
and is the Third sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Luck

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Marguerite Duras's Personality Tarot Card The Hierophant - Personality Card

Birthday: April 4, 1914

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Marguerite Duras's Growth Tarot Card The Sun

Birthday: April 4, 2018

Cheerfulness, prosperity, energy and optimism.




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