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The Sailor from Gibraltar


The Sailor from Gibraltar

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    Marguerite Duras (Author)
A young man on holiday in Italy walks out on his mistress. Then he meets Anna - the beautiful, enigmatic woman who lives on a great white yacht. Anna is rich and her life is entirely occupied with searching for her lover, the Sailor from Gibraltar. She takes on the young man temporarily, as her lover, and recounts to him the story of the sailor.

The young man accompanies Anna on her search - a journey which takes them to France and Africa - even into the heart of the jungle. Slowly, love grows between them, and the sailor becomes not a reason but an excuse which allows their love to flourish. Yet they exist in a state of fluidity - for the sailor may always turn up to claim Anna.

In this early novel, written in 1952, Marguerite Duras shows those preoccupations which have so deeply concerned her in her later novels and film scripts: loneliness, boredom, the inevitability and intangibility of love.

The lambent poetry of the book, the delicate probing of a woman's mind, her love and sense of the inevitability of that love are peculiarly Marguerite Duras. 'The Sailor From Gibraltar' was filmed by Tony Richardson with an international cast headed by Jeanne Moreau and Ian Nannen.

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  • PDF | 318 pages
  • Marguerite Duras (Author)
  • Calder: 1st edition (1 Jun. 1985)
  • English
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