Memoirs of Hadrian (1951)
Critically acclaimed first novel by the most renowned female author France has ever produced.
Hadrian, a 2nd Century Roman Emperor, addresses a long letter to his
successor, Marcus Aurelius.
See also:Historical Fiction
-WIKIPEDIA: Marguerite Yourcenar
-INTERVIEW: Marguerite Yourcenar, The Art of Fiction No. 103 (Interviewed by Shusha GuppyISSUE 106, SPRING 1988, Paris Review)
-PROFILE: BECOMING THE EMPEROR: How Marguerite Yourcenar reinvented the past (JOAN ACOCELLA, 2005-02-07, The New Yorker)
-REVIEW ESSAY: Passion and Patience: On the Timeless Virtues of Marguerite Yourcenar’s Hadrian (Dave Lucas, June 8, 2020, Lit Hub)
Book-related and General Links:
-Mavis Gallant: Limpid Pessimist (NY Review of Books)
-REVIEW: Frank Kermode: A Successful Alchemist, NY Review of Books
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