M.D./‘Y.A., homosexuel’: Literary Collaboration and the Sexual Cure
We [Duras and Andréa] scoffed at all the compromises, all the usual arrangements between people. We confronted the impossibility of this love, we did not retreat, we did not run away … we would laugh at it [this love], we couldn’t recognise it, and we lived it as it came, truly impossible, and without intervening, without doing anything to suffer less, without running away, without destroying it, without leaving. And that was not enough. (Vie mat., p. 91)1
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Notes to Chapter 7
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