2 Oct The Ravishing of Lol Stein is a haunting early novel by the author of The Lover. Lol Stein is a beautiful young woman, securely married, settled. 23 Feb This paper concerns Marguerite Duras’ (–) novel The Ravishing of Lol Stein (), an especially avant-garde example of her works. Lol Stein is 19 years old and engaged to be married. At the town ball, her fiance leaves her and runs away with a beautiful stranger. Lol withdraws into herself.

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The Ravishing of Lol Stein

After his death, her mother, a teacher, remained in Indochina with her three children. Oct 30, Keleigh rated it liked it Shelves: When we enter the depths of the individual in search of the riddle of madness, what we encounter there is a tragic relationship between the subject and the Other. Glancing briefly out through the window, he sees Lol in the rye field that lies outside.

A blow of anxiety and non-lost loss. I was thrilled to find the book and to read it. Oct 11, Proustitute rated it really liked it Shelves: Later, Lol visits Tatiana’s house and when introduced to Hold, who happens to be there, she tells him what she has done.

One of my all-time favorites. Within psychoanalysis, I would like to take as my guideline the theories of the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, who took Freud’s basic concepts as the starting point for radical observations about the suffering of human beings who are born into the world with the burden of language. Duras doesn’t explain and doesn’t analyze the love life of Lola V Stein, who may or may not be crazy.

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I know charitable literary critics call this repetition of the various characters’ full names an “incantation,” but I call it a silly pretentious affect. She is no longer a subject who gazes but has become one with the object manifesting itself in the form of Tatiana’s naked body.

Lol leaves South Tahla with her llo. The uncanniness that covers Lol is far from swept away. Faute de son existence, elle se tait. We cannot know her. ComiXology Thousands of Thhe Comics.

Ab-sense of existence in ‘The Ravishing of Lol Stein’ by Marguerite Duras

Sep 28, mark monday rated it liked it Recommended to mark by: Was she teetering on the brink of mental disaster the whole time, and this night was merely the straw that broke the camel’s back of her mind? I can feel a Marguerite Duras fixation coming on.

Most likely, Lol existed as a beloved person under the gaze of Richardson before the incident. Reading this book is like sitting beside a sleepy tranquil lake on one lazy Sunday afternoon. Funny thing is that, at first, I thought that “rapture” is the same as “rupture” so I thought that the voyeurism that Lol Stein does in the story is her rupture because of the bottled pain in her heart or her “pocketbook” if I may borrow the term of Mary Angelou in I Know Why the Caged Birds Sing But that old woman with white clean feet?

She repeats this action several times. The Happy Holidays Box Set: Lol goes on her daily walks as she did ten years before. She is not accessible to them. The idealized Lol, whom Hold expected to find in his fantasy, first existed in the presence of the impediment of Tatiana. View all 36 comments. Natalie, a witness to her defining night at the casino.

Having encountered without any intermediary, Hold may see Lol’s body, as if it had its skin removed.

Lol leaves South Tahla with her husband. La temperature du soleil sur la Place de la Paix – comment l’ignorer? We do not know her.


Hold is waiting for his lover Tatiana in a room at the rendezvous hotel, the same as always. It is not that she has no desire. They often claim that they have no sense of the reality of their own bodies or that they have become transparent.

Marguerite’s adult life was somewhat difficult, despite her success yhe a writer, and she was known for her periods of alcoholism. She was born and raised in South Tahla in a bourgeois family and is engaged to Michael Richardson at However, Hold’s sympathetic understanding is insufficient for Lol.

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Rvaishing 11, Kelly rated it liked it. Recommendations very much welcome. I read the majority of the book in an hour, and 30 pages alone in about 45 minutes, so if you get assigned this book for class and end up hating it as I didbe happy knowing it’s a very shein read. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. In the intervening years, much has changed in my life.

I like to believe–since I love her–that if Lol is silent in daily life, it is because, for a split second, she believed that this word might exist. She repeated that no, that she, she believed that this attack and Lol had always been one. Ever since his “tearful affirmation,” Lol repeats the question about his existence that should have been covered by her. To put it sten, Hiroshima mon amour blew. Pantheon; 7th printing edition March 12, Language: It is Hold who brings about a change of tone at the end of the story by taking Lol to Town Beach, where the fateful incident occurred.