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Memoirs of Hadrian, The

by Marguerite Yourcenar

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  • 10 Currently reading

Published by Modern Library .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Historical fiction,
  • Modern fiction,
  • Yourcenar, Marguerite - Prose & Criticism,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • French,
  • Historical - General,
  • Fiction / Historical,
  • Biography & Autobiography

  • Edition Notes

    Modern Library

    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages347
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7699607M
    ISBN 100679601600
    ISBN 109780679601609

    Yourcenar’s Memoirs of Hadrian has often been called a historical novel, but strictly speaking it is not, since it rejects the use of local color, period dress, and period customs found, for. Marguerite Yourcenar () was the author of more than twenty books, of which Memoirs of Hadrian is her acknowledged masterpiece. Both an exploration of character and a meditation on history, Marguerite Yourcenar's classic novel, Memoirs of Hadrian, has received international acclaim since its initial publication in France in

    “The true birthplace is that wherein for the first time one looks intelligently upon oneself; my first homelands have been books, and to a lesser degree schools.” ― Marguerite Yourcenar, quote from Memoirs of Hadrian. Memoirs of Hadrian (French: Mémoires d'Hadrien) is a novel by the Belgian-born French writer Marguerite Yourcenar about the life and death of Roman Emperor published in France in French in as Mémoires d'Hadrien, the book was an immediate success, meeting with enormous critical gh the historical Hadrian wrote an autobiography, it has been lost.

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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 In it, Marguerite Yourcenar reimagines the Emperor Hadrian's arduous boyhood, his triumphs and reversals, and finally, as emperor, his The book reordering of a war-torn world, writing with the imaginative insight of a Cited by: 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 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 imagi/5(K).

Memoirs of Hadrian is a classic that should be more well-known. Yourcenar really inhabits the mind of the emperor as he passes on his story Memoirs of Hadrian his chosen successor. It is a beautiful, poignant work that is meticulously researched. You'll be amazed and mystified by the beauty of the writing/5().

While the book is a work of fiction, there are still nuggets of wisdom found throughout. Here are three of our key takeaways The book Memoirs Of Hadrian. 1) Organizing One’s Life “The true birthplace is that wherein for the first time one looks intelligently upon oneself.” — Marguerite Yourcenar, Memoirs Of Hadrian.

The first chapters of. Memoirs of Hadrian Marguerite Yourcenar, Grace Frick Written in the form of a testamentary letter from the Emperor Hadrian to his successor, the youthful Marcus Aurelius, this work is as extraordinary for its psychological depth as for its accurate reconstruction of the second century of our era.

Memoirs of Hadrian, published originally as Mémoires d’Hadrien inis the magnum opus of acclaimed French author Marguerite Yourcenar. The novel is a work of historical fiction narrated in the first person by Roman Emperor Hadrian in the form of a letter to his successor and adopted grandson Marcus Aurelius (“Mark”).

Memoirs of Hadrian was an international bestseller, and it made Yourcenar one of the leading French writers of her generation. Inshe became the first woman ever elected to the Académie Française in that distinguished body’s year history.

Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : Yourcenar, ioned: ble. Buy Memoirs of Hadrian: And Reflections on the Composition of Memoirs of Hadrian (Penguin Modern Classics) New Ed by Yourcenar, Marguerite, Bailey, Paul, Frick, Grace (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yournecar is a classic historical novel detailing the life and reign of the Roman emperor Hadrian, as told from the first-person point-of-view of Hadrian himself.

The narrative is told in a letter written by the protagonist to his successor, Marcus Aurelius. 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 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 /5(2).

At that point, Yourcenar had published almost a score of books (plus translations of other writers’ work) in French, but only three of them, “Coup de Grâce,” “Memoirs of Hadrian,” and. 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 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 Cited by: Memoirs of Hadrian.

Product Details. Category: books SKU: MEP Title: Memoirs of Hadrian Author: Marguerite Yourcenar Book binding: Hardcover Publisher: Secker & Warburg Year of publication: Condition: GOOD Description. pages. Beige pictorial dust jacket over red End date:   A work of superbly detailed research and sustained empathy, Memoirs of Hadrian captures the living spirit of the Emperor and of Ancient Rome.

Marguerite de Crayencour (), who went by the inexact anagrammatic pen name 'Marguarite Yourcenar', was a Belgian-born French novelist and essayist, the first woman to be elected to the Academie /5(12K). Marguerite Yourcenar’s Memoirs of Hadrian, is one of the few novels which successfully time-travels the life of a man who lived in the second century AD, into our world.

The book is written in. In the novel—Marguerite Yourcenar’s masterpiece—Hadrian’s rise from provincial Spain to the throne of Caesar is almost an afterthought. Instead, these Memoirs linger over Hadrian’s meditations on the nature of power and its proper use in affairs of state or friendship or love.

Such rigorous examination of facts—especially the. Books shelved as hadrian: Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar, Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome by Anthony Everitt, Lady of the Eternal City by Kat.

Get this from a library. Memoirs of Hadrian. [Marguerite Yourcenar] -- The memoirs portray the Roman Emperor Hadrian on the the eve of his death and describe his reflections as he gazes out upon the city that seemed to him indestructible and that he now fears will fall.

Memoirs of Hadrian is a novel by the French writer Marguerite Yourcenar about the life and death of Roman Emperor Hadrian. The book was first published in France in French in as Mémoires d'Hadrien, and was an immediate success, meeting with enormous critical acclaim.

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I. According to my taste, there could be no more damning descriptor attached to a novel than "extremely well-researched," and nothing gives me such readerly feelings of dread as when, around the middle of a book, I sense the author cooking up whole storylines or characters.Marguerite Yourcenar's book "Memoirs of Hadrian" is definitely one of those novels that I can appreciate without having enjoyed.

It is very clear how much work Yourcenar book into the book, in which Hadrian, a Roman emperor tells his life story via a letter. It clearly has been meticulously researched and fills in the gaps on Hadrian's life /5(19).