Books: Anti-Worldly Loves

10:30 ON A SUMMER NIGHT (108 pp.) —Marguerlfe Duras—Grove ($2.95).

In the antiworld of the so-called anti-novelists of France, the characters often seem to grope toward each other like blind men buffeted in a high wind. Time moves slowly, emotions are muted, action is rare. The prevailing mood is one of hopelessness in the face of conditions neither invited nor understood. One of the masters of the genre is Marguerite Duras, 48, whose novel The Square was a random dialogue between two strangers who meet in a park, talk endlessly and go their separate...

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