Marguerite Duras

1914 - 1996

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Marguerite Germaine Marie Donnadieu (French pronunciation: [maʁɡ(ə)ʁit ʒɛʁmɛn maʁi dɔnadjø], 4 April 1914 – 3 March 1996), known as Marguerite Duras (French: [maʁɡ(ə)ʁit dyʁas]), was a French novelist, playwright, screenwriter, essayist, and experimental filmmaker. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marguerite Duras has received more than 1,203,036 page views. Her biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia. Marguerite Duras is the 274th most popular writer (up from 293rd in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Vietnam (up from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Vietnamese Writer.

Marguerite Duras is most famous for her novel, The Lover, which was published in 1984. The novel tells the story of a French woman who falls in love with a wealthy Chinese man when she is a teenager and then spends the rest of her life trying to recapture that feeling.

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  • 70.72

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  • 56

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.54

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.26

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

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Amante anglaise
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Over the past year Marguerite Duras has had the most page views in the with 229,327 views, followed by English (150,138), and Spanish (58,218). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Ido (100.23%), Malayalam (61.42%), and Norwegian (Nynorsk) (59.15%)


Among writers, Marguerite Duras ranks 274 out of 7,302Before her are Arthur Miller, Anna Komnene, Walt Whitman, Bartolomé de las Casas, Alcaeus of Mytilene, and Jordanes. After her are Henrik Pontoppidan, Alphonse Daudet, Kenzaburō Ōe, Italo Calvino, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, and Shmuel Yosef Agnon.

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Among people born in 1914, Marguerite Duras ranks 7Before her are Louis de Funès, Yuri Andropov, Hedy Lamarr, Tove Jansson, Thor Heyerdahl, and Tenzing Norgay. After her are Jiang Qing, Michael Wittmann, Octavio Paz, Julio Cortázar, Alec Guinness, and Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr. Among people deceased in 1996, Marguerite Duras ranks 7Before her are François Mitterrand, Marcello Mastroianni, Tupac Shakur, Baba Vanga, Thomas Kuhn, and Carl Sagan. After her are Krzysztof Kieślowski, Dzhokhar Dudayev, Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Joseph Brodsky, Ella Fitzgerald, and Frank Whittle.

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In Vietnam

Among people born in Vietnam, Marguerite Duras ranks 4 out of 136Before her are Ho Chi Minh (1890), Ngo Dinh Diem (1901), and Võ Nguyên Giáp (1911). After her are Amanda Lear (1939), Lê Đức Thọ (1911), Thích Nhất Hạnh (1926), Thích Quảng Đức (1897), Nguyễn Phú Trọng (1944), Bảo Đại (1913), Ieng Sary (1925), and Lady Sun (192).

Among WRITERS In Vietnam

Among writers born in Vietnam, Marguerite Duras ranks 1After her are Phan Bội Châu (1867), Nguyễn Du (1765), Hồ Xuân Hương (1772), Phan Thi Kim Phuc (1963), Dương Thu Hương (1947), Kim Thúy (1968), and Viet Thanh Nguyen (1971).