By Kazim Ali
"Duras's language and writing shine like crystals."—The New Yorker
"A marvelous good fortune. . . . Duras is on the top of her powers."—Edmund White
Available for the 1st time in English, Abahn Sabana David is a late-career masterpiece from one in every of France's maximum writers.
Late one night, David and Sabana—members of a communist group—arrive at a rustic apartment the place they meet Abahn, the fellow they have been despatched to protect and finally kill for his perceived transgressions. A fourth guy arrives (also named Abahn), and through the evening those 4 characters talk about existential rules of figuring out, capitalism, violence, revolution, and canine, whereas a gun lurks within the heritage the full time.
Suspenseful and thought-provoking, Duras's novel calls to brain the performs of Samuel Beckett within the approach it explores human life and discomfort within the complicated modern world.
Marguerite Duras wrote dozens of performs, movie scripts, and novels, together with The Ravishing of Lol Stein, The Sea Wall, and Hiroshima, Mon Amour. She's so much recognized for The Lover, which got the Goncourt Prize in 1984 and was once made right into a movie in 1992. this can be her 3rd e-book to be released via Open Letter.
Kazim Ali is a poet, essayist, and novelist, and has released a translation of Water's Footfall by Sohrab Sepehri as well as co-translating Duras's L'Amour. He teaches at Oberlin university and the collage of Southern Maine.
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