Definition #171 Very Fond of Men

"My tsatske"

“My tsatske”

It’s the birthday of Marguerite Duras, born near in a small village in French Indochina near what is now Saigon, Vietnam (1914). Her parents had left France to teach in Indochina, her dad died, and Duras grew up in poverty.

When she was a teenager, she became lovers with a wealthy, older Chinese man, whom she met on a ferry between Sa Dec and Saigon. She would write about him for the rest of her life, in autobiographical works like The Lover (1984), which was an international best-seller.

Marguerite Duras said, “You have to be very fond of men. Very, very fond. You have to be very fond of them to love them. Otherwise they’re simply unbearable.”

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Catherine Johnson
    Apr 04, 2015 @ 11:16:43

    Ha, ha! That’s a funny and accurate quote.


  2. Maryann
    Apr 06, 2015 @ 08:01:31

    Thanks for the thoughts and the laugh. What better comment than Don’s face.


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