Book Title: El Hombre Sentado en el Pasillo/El Mal de la Muerte
Author: Marguerite Duras
Format: Paperback | 71 pages
Publication Date: 01 Jul 2010
By one of the world's most acclaimed writers Marguerite Duras casts a brooding, elegant spell over her readers with her acute portrayals of love: its aphrodisiacal powers and its sweet, inevitable pain. The Man Sitting in the Corridor is haunting, erotic, and tragic, with the distinctive evocation that is Duras' own. "At The Malady of Death, the writer describes a man who 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. Skilled in the mechanics of sex, he desires through her to penetrate a different mystery: he wants to learn love.