The Malady of Death

Product Number: EB00640674
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802190581
Publisher: Grove Press
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A man hires a woman to spend several weeks with him by the sea. The woman is no one in particular, a "she," a warm, moist body with a beating heart-the enigma of Other. Skilled in the mechanics of sex, he desires through her to penetrate a different mystery: he wants to learn to love. It isn't a matter of will, she tells him. Still, he wants to try... This beautifully wrought erotic novel is an extended haiku on the meaning of love, "perhaps a sudden lapse in the logic of the universe," and its absence, "the malady of death."

Author(s): Marguerite Duras
Original Publish Date: Jun 30, 2015

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