France : Marguerite Dumas

 
France : Marguerite Dumas
France : Marguerite Dumas

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  • Feature Reference: 00359534_000021
  • Date: 19620300
  • Headline: France : Marguerite Dumas
  • Caption: Writer and film director Marguerite Duras (April 4, 1914 - March 3, 1996), March 1962. She was born in Gia Dinh, French Indochina (now Vietnam), and went to France, her parents'native country, to study law, but became a writer instead. She changed her name (Donnadieu) in 1943 for Duras, the name of a village in the Lot-et-Garonne department, where her father's house was located. She is the author of a great many novels, plays, films and short narratives, includingher 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, aslo 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. She died at 81 from cancer and is interred in the Cimetiere du Montparnasse. Florence, ITALY - 03/1962
  • Authors: OZKOK/SIPA
  • City: FLORENCE
  • Country: ITALIE
  • Keywords: 1960's, 1960s, 60s, ARCHIVE PHOTO, ARCHIVES, CELEB, CELEBRITY, CINEMA, DIRECTOR, DURAS MARGUERITE PORTRAIT, FAMOUS, Film Director, FILM-MAKER, LITTERATURE, PERSONALITY, PORTRAIT, POSING ATTITUDE, SIXTIES, THEATRE, WRITER