Fires by Marguerite YourcenarFires by Marguerite Yourcenar


byMarguerite Yourcenar

Paperback | November 1, 1982

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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. Interspersed are highly personal narratives, reflecting on a time of profound inner crisis in the author's life.

"The unwritten novel among the fantasies and aphorisms of Fires is a classic tale."-Stephen Koch, New York Times Book Review

Consists of 9 monologues and narratives based on classical Greek stories. Interspersed are highly personal notations, reflecting a time of profound innner crisis in the author's life.

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...
Title:FiresFormat:PaperbackDimensions:156 pages, 7.9 × 5.2 × 0.68 inPublished:November 1, 1982Publisher:Farrar Straus GirouxLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0374517487

ISBN - 13:9780374517489