MARGUERITE YOURCENAR, GRACE FRICK
Title: Memoirs Of Hadrian : and Reflections on the composition of memoirs of Hadrian
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux May 2005
0374529264 / 9780374529260
Seller ID: 20100901177096
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 Yourcenar reimagines the Emperor Hadrian's arduous boyhood, his triumphs and reversals, and finally, as emperor, his gradual reordering of a war-torn world, writing with the imaginative insight of a great writer of the twentieth century while crafting a prose style as elegant and precise as those of the Latin stylists of Hadrian's own era.