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Synonyms for durian

tree of southeastern Asia having edible oval fruit with a hard spiny rind

huge fruit native to southeastern Asia 'smelling like Hell and tasting like Heaven'

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C'est par ces mots que Jacques Dournes introduit sa petite etude sur le durian, un fruit extremement prise en Asie du Sud-Est, mais dont l'odeur fait l'objet de descriptions pour le moins univoques de la part des Occidentaux.
Si je confirme avec l'auteur que le durian partage effectivement l'humanite en deux, j'aimerais montrer qu'on ne peut seulement penser cette opposition comme le fruit d'une habitude inegalement distribuee, mais qu'il convient de la replacer dans un jeu beaucoup plus complexe de rapports tout a la fois culturels, sociaux, cognitifs et historiques.
A la culture du durian qui est en general supposee par les ethnologues, mais aussi par nombre d'expatries et de touristes, il manque de la meme facon tout le travail de mise en culture.
Le durian peut d'une certaine facon sembler predispose a partager l'humanite en deux.
Je presenterai dans un premier temps l'odeur du durian en montrant son evolution au cours de l'histoire, et en apportant des elements susceptibles d'eclairer ces changements.
La naturalisation de l'odeur et le grand partage du durian
Le durian est originaire du sud de la Malaisie, probablement de l'ile de Borneo.
Before turning to Fruit Chan's Durian Durian and Hollywood, Hong Kong, I'd like to consider the figure of the migrant in Golden Chicken so as to lay the groundwork for my discussion of the other films.
As the first two installments of Fruit Chan's as yet unfinished "Prostitute Trilogy," Durian Durian and Hollywood, Hong Kong trace the itineraries of two mainland women who work as prostitutes in Hong Kong.
When Durian Durian was released in 2000, mainland sex workers were headline news in the mass media.
The narrative of Durian Durian is neatly split into two halves: the first part tells the story of Yan [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Qin Hailu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), a young mainland woman who comes to Hong Kong to work as a prostitute on a three-month permit; the second follows Yan's journey back home to a remote suburban town called Mudanjiang [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Mudan River) in northeastern China.
Seen in this light, the film's English title, Durian Durian, reads like a footnote commenting on the uneasy reunion of Hong Kong and China under the dual political system.
Stylistically, the second film departs from the realism of Durian Durian, blending sexual fantasy, dream scenarios, and grotesque images and symbols to explore the psycho-social dimension of yet another mainland-Hong Kong encounter.
When I think of my stay here, what spring to mind - apart from the durians - are the vivid colours.
DELICACY: the durian fruit has exotic-tasting flesh beneath its spikes; COLOURFUL: luxurious Tanjong Jara Resort, top right, makes a perfect base for visiting the beautiful beaches of Redang Island