Duras tells about her life in Vietnam, her family, her poverty, her solitude, her desolation.
A crazy mother, an older brother who only capable of smuggling and stealing, raping and maybe kiling, a good-for-nothing younger brother.
Yes, she tells also about her becoming a woman, her love affair with an extremely wealthy Chinese man: a life passage achieved with distance mixed to contempt because of her terrible family situation.
The book has nothing to share with the movie. L'Amant is not a sex story: it's about summing up Duras' life and trying to manage the infinite pain within....Continua