All Her Sons: Duras, Anti-literature, and the Outside

  • James S. Williams


It is clear that the portion of Duras’s literary work post-1980 not published by Minuit ‘passes’ in very different ways from écriture courante. At the risk of gross over-simplification, it is unhindered by narrative constraints, resists the heterosexual configurations of textual difference, and does not engage with intertextual ‘Great Men’. A brief overview of Duras’s major non-Minuit texts of this period can illustrate the point.


White Skin Textual Difference Lonely Existence Buena Vista Rhetorical Approach 
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Notes to Chapter 5

  1. 21.
    Michel Tournier, ‘The Faces of Marguerite Duras: The Lover’, Vanity Fair, July 1985, pp. 64–67.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • James S. Williams
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  1. 1.University of KentCanterburyUK

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