Marguerite Duras( 4 April 1914 - 3 March 1996 )
Marguerite Donnadieu, known as Marguerite Duras , was a French novelist, playwright, scriptwriter, essayist and experimental filmmaker. She is best known for writing the 1959 film Hiroshima mon amour, which earned her a nomination for Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards.
Duras was born in Gia-Dinh , Cochinchina, French Indochina , after her parents responded to a campaign by the French government encouraging French people to settle in the colony.
Marguerite's father fell ill soon after their arrival, and returned to France, where he died. After his death, her mother, a teacher, remained in Indochina with her three children. The family lived in relative poverty after her mother made a bad investment in an isolated property and area of farmland in Cambodia. The difficult life...