The Lover Questions and Answers
by Marguerite Duras

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Is the detachment in Duras' The Lover an aspect of anxiety, post-traumatic effect or simple narrative decision? Having read all the material posted herein, all seem plausible. But in the end, it changes the filter to view her writing, especially here.Any insight or even opinion would be appreciated.

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You posed a great question. We know that Duras writes mostly about her life, even if she doesn't exactly write autobiographies. That being said, however, we could say that the style of The Lover tries to emulate the young Marguerite Duras's reactions to the sources of tense confusion in her life.

Remember -- she wrote The Lover later on in life, after she had had...

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