Neauphle

Marguerite Duras’ bedroom in Neauphle, France, 1960s

February 16, 2009

Marguerite Duras’ bedroom in Neauphle, France, 1960s

There’s something compelling about this photo of the bedroom of novelist Marguerite Duras in the house she bought in Neauphle, outside Paris, in the 1960s. The thin cot bed is so peculiar, like something she might have grown up with during her impoverished colonial childhood in French Indochina.

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