Ravishing of Lol Stein

Ravishing of Lol Stein

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by Marguerite Duras, Richard Seever
     
 

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The Ravishing of Lol Stein is a haunting early novel by the author of The Lover. Lol Stein is a beautiful young woman, securely married, settled in a comfortable life—and a voyeur. Returning with her husband and children to the town where, years before, her fiancé had abandoned her for another woman, she is drawn inexorably to recreate

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The Ravishing of Lol Stein is a haunting early novel by the author of The Lover. Lol Stein is a beautiful young woman, securely married, settled in a comfortable life—and a voyeur. Returning with her husband and children to the town where, years before, her fiancé had abandoned her for another woman, she is drawn inexorably to recreate that long-past tragedy. She arranges a rendezvous for her friend Tatiana and Tatiana’s lover. She arranges to spy on them. And then, she goes one step further . . .

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“Brilliant . . . shoots vertical shafts down into the dark morass of human love.”
The New York Times Book Review
 
“In The Ravishing of Lol Stein, Marguerite Duras writes brilliantly [and] strongly . . . The drama proceeds savagely, erotically, and . . . the Duras language and writing throughout the book shine like crystal.”
—Janet Flanner, The New Yorker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394743042
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1986
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
551,449
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

MARGUERITE DURAS is the author of many novels and screenplays, including The Lover, The Ravishing of Lol Stein, and the film script for Hiroshima, Mon Amour. One of France's most important literary figures, Duras died in Paris in 1996.

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Ravishing of Lol Stein 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your fist three times, post this same message in three other books, and look under your pillow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Moans loudly