PORNOTROPIC, MARGUERITE DURAS ET L'ILLUSION COLONIALE
1950. Marguerite Duras published "The Sea Wall" and came close to winning the Prix Goncourt. But, as France faced its first military defeats in Indochina, how could they reward someone for writing a story of colonial disillusion? A damming indictment, her work continues to resonate in today's postcolonial debate.