War Summary
Marguerite Duras

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War Summary

The three short narratives that constitute this book were composed as a diary in 1944, during World War II.

Duras says that she does not remember writing them, although she recognizes the handwriting as being her own. The first and longest dramatically tells the story of her activities in the French Resistance and her fear that her husband might be dead. In it she captures the anguish of all women waiting for someone to return...

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War Short Guide