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Marguerite Yourcenar

Marguerite Yourcenar (1903-87) wrote plays, stories, poems, and novels, including the notable Memoirs of Hadrian. She was the first woman to be elected to the Academie Francaise.

Marguerite Yourcenar

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Memoirs of Hadrian
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Memoirs of Hadrian

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Marguerite Yourcenar; Translated from the French by Grace Frick in collaboration with the Author
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Both an exploration of character and a reflection on the meaning of history, Memoirs of Hadrian has received international acclaim since its first publication in France in 1951. In it, Marguerite...

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That Mighty Sculptor, Time
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That Mighty Sculptor, Time

Marguerite Yourcenar; Translated by Walter Kaiser
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This posthumously published collection of essays takes up such diverse subjects as the poet Oppian, Tantrism, the feasts of the Christian year, Durer, the Japanese studies of Ivan Morris, the erotic...

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Two Lives and a Dream
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Two Lives and a Dream

Marguerite Yourcenar; Translated by Walter Kaiser
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This book of three novellas was first published in Paris in 1982, where it was hailed as the finest book of novellas since Flaubert's Trois Contes.

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Oriental Tales
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Oriental Tales

Marguerite Yourcenar
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This collection includes: How Wand-fo was Saved, Marko's Smile, The Milk of Death, The Last Love of Princess Genji, The Man Who Loved the Nereids, Our Lady of the Swallows, Aphrodissia; the Widow,...

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Fires
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Fires

Marguerite Yourcenar
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Fires consists of nine monologues and narratives based on classical Greek stories. Antigone, Clytemnestra, Phaedo, Sappho are all mythical figures whose stories are mingled with contemporary themes....

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The Abyss
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The Abyss

Marguerite Yourcenar; Translated by Grace Frick
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Marguerite Yourcenar instantly assumes command of our imagination in her novel The Abyss. Almost before we know it the author establishes a scene and time, and engages us in the fate of two...

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Coup de Grace
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Coup de Grace

Marguerite Yourcenar; Translated by Grace Frick
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Set in the Baltic provinces in the aftermath of World War I, Coup de Grace tells the story of an intimacy that grows between three young people hemmed in by civil war: Erick, a Prussian fighting...

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A Coin In Nine Hands
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A Coin In Nine Hands

Marguerite Yourcenar; Translated by Dori Katz
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

During the space of a day in Rome in 1933, a ten-lira coin passes through the hands of nine people-including an aging artist, a prostitute, and a would-be assassin of Mussolini. The coin becomes...

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