Alexis by Marguerite YourcenarAlexis by Marguerite Yourcenar

Alexis

byMarguerite Yourcenar

Paperback | October 1, 1985

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It was with Alexis that, in 1928, Marguerite Yourcenar began her career as a novelist. The book remains one of the stellar literary debuts of the century. Yourcenar has created a moving meditation on the relationship between pleasure and love.

"The rich, many colored subtlety of her great novels -- Memoirs of Dadrian; The Abyss; Alexis; Coup de Grace; and others -- is reminiscent of their intricate tapestries, while her sublime mystical appreciation of Nature and its beauty evokes the golden age of landscape painting in the Low Countries." - The Paris Review

A French novelist, playwright, and essayist born in Belgium, Marguerite Yourcenar was a resident of the United States for many years, living in isolation on a small island off the coast of Maine. Educated at home by wealthy and cultured parents, she had a strong humanistic background, translating the ancient Greek poet Pindar and the p...
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Title:AlexisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9 pages, 8.36 × 5.86 × 0.32 inPublished:October 1, 1985Publisher:Farrar Straus Giroux

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ISBN - 10:0374519064

ISBN - 13:9780374519063

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