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 861,874 page views. Her biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Marguerite Duras is the 286th most popular writer (up from 289th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Vietnam (down from 4th 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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  • 55

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  • 3.40

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Among writers, Marguerite Duras ranks 286 out of 5,794Before her are Primo Levi, Anna Wintour, Michael Ende, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Chrétien de Troyes, and Al-Masudi. After her are Marguerite de Navarre, Eckhart Tolle, O. Henry, Arthur Miller, Henrik Pontoppidan, and Anne Brontë.

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Among people born in 1914, Marguerite Duras ranks 6Before her are Yuri Andropov, Louis de Funès, Thor Heyerdahl, Tove Jansson, and Hedy Lamarr. After her are Tenzing Norgay, Romain Gary, Michael Wittmann, Jiang Qing, Julio Cortázar, and William S. Burroughs. Among people deceased in 1996, Marguerite Duras ranks 7Before her are Baba Vanga, François Mitterrand, Marcello Mastroianni, Tupac Shakur, Carl Sagan, and Thomas Kuhn. After her are Krzysztof Kieślowski, Ella Fitzgerald, Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Joseph Brodsky, René Lacoste, and Frank Whittle.

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In Vietnam

Among people born in Vietnam, Marguerite Duras ranks 5 out of 106Before her are Ho Chi Minh (1890), Võ Nguyên Giáp (1911), Ngo Dinh Diem (1901), and Amanda Lear (1939). After her are Thích Quảng Đức (1897), Bảo Đại (1913), Lê Đức Thọ (1911), Thích Nhất Hạnh (1926), Lady Sun (192), Nguyễn Phú Trọng (1944), and Nguyễn Văn Thiệu (1923).

Among WRITERS In Vietnam

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