By Kazim Ali
"Duras's language and writing shine like crystals."—The New Yorker
"A remarkable 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 certainly one of France's maximum writers.
Late one night, David and Sabana—members of a communist group—arrive at a rustic residence the place they meet Abahn, the fellow they have been despatched to protect and at last kill for his perceived transgressions. A fourth guy arrives (also named Abahn), and in the course of the evening those 4 characters speak about existential rules of realizing, capitalism, violence, revolution, and canine, whereas a gun lurks within the history the whole time.
Suspenseful and thought-provoking, Duras's novel calls to brain the performs of Samuel Beckett within the method it explores human life and anguish 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 such a lot recognized for The Lover, which got the Goncourt Prize in 1984 and used to be made right into a movie in 1992. this can be her 3rd publication to be released through 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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