Abahn Sabana David by Marguerite Duras

By Marguerite Duras

"Duras's language and writing shine like crystals."—The New Yorker

"A outstanding luck. . . . Duras is on the peak of her powers."—Edmund White

Available for the 1st time in English, Abahn Sabana David is a late-career masterpiece from one among France's maximum writers.

Late one night, David and Sabana—members of a communist group—arrive at a rustic condominium the place they meet Abahn, the guy they've been despatched to protect and finally kill for his perceived transgressions. A fourth guy arrives (also named Abahn), and in the course of the evening those 4 characters talk about existential rules of knowing, capitalism, violence, revolution, and canines, whereas a gun lurks within the heritage the complete time.

Suspenseful and thought-provoking, Duras's novel calls to brain the performs of Samuel Beckett within the manner it explores human life and pain within the complicated modern world.

Marguerite Duras wrote dozens of performs, movie scripts, and novels, together with The Ravishing of Lol Stein, the ocean Wall, and Hiroshima, Mon Amour. She's so much recognized for the sweetheart, which got the Goncourt Prize in 1984 and was once made right into a movie in 1992. this can be her 3rd booklet to be released by way of Open Letter.

Kazim Ali is a poet, essayist, and novelist, and has released a translation of Water's Footfall through Sohrab Sepehri as well as co-translating Duras's L'Amour. He teaches at Oberlin university and the college of Southern Maine.

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