Duras's father was a mathematics teacher from southwest France, while her mother came from a poor farming... She was the sort of woman who spared neither herself nor others—and arguably qualifies as 20th-century France's greatest femme de lettres. In this interview... Marguerite Donnadieu (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. Duras, Marguerite (Feminism in Literature).
Duras, Marguerite (Pseudonym of Marguerite Donnadieu). At the age of seventeen Duras left Cambodia for France, eventually studying law and political science at the University of Paris, Sorbonne. Marguerite Donnadieu nació en Saigon el 4 de abril de 1914, en la antigua Indochina francesa (ahora Vietnam).