Les Navigateurs de la Littérature : L’amant, Marguerite Duras

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07/11/2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul

Le club est ouvert à tous !
Practice your reading skills and comprehension with les Navigateurs de la Littérature. We talk about the story of the book, the things we liked or disliked about this book. Members are welcome to ask questions about the things they did not understand when they read the story first. Everyone selects their favorite extract, reads it out loud and we discuss this special passage. The discussion will be in French!
Returning readers and newcomers are all invited to attend and discuss.
The group discusses a different book at each meeting.
This month’s selection is: L’amant, by Marguerite Duras 

In 1929, a 15-year-old nameless girl is traveling by ferry across the Mekong Delta, returning from a holiday at her family home in the town of Sa Dec, to her boarding school in Saigon. She attracts the attention of a 27-year-old son of a Chinese business magnate, a young man of wealth and heir to a fortune. He strikes up a conversation with the girl; she accepts a ride back to town in his chauffeured limousine.

Compelled by the circumstances of her upbringing, this girl, the daughter of a bankrupt, manic depressive widow, is newly awakened to the impending and all-too-real task of making her way alone in the world. For her lover, there is no question of the depth and sincerity of his love, but it isn’t until much later that the girl acknowledges to herself her true feelings.

The book can be purchased on Amazon or Albertine and at the AFMSP library.
This group usually meets the second Wednesday of every month.


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