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Last Tango in Paris, Manchester Cornerhouse, (0161-228 2463) 1.50pm, 4.45pm

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CHARACTERS in this new novel by Marguerite Duras suffer from a lot of non-specific weeping. Duras has said that writing itself is like weeping, and maintains that 'a happy book is indecent, unseemly. We ought to wear mourning as a sign of civilisation'. Doubtless. But everyone in this slim volume from age six to 80 is prone to tears: the book is awash with flash-floods.
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