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Marguerite Yourcenar's "Memoirs of Hadrian"

"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."

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  • John

    An elegant imagining of the culture of ancient Rome, from the perspective of an ambitious and intellectually curious Roman emporer whose writing blends the Stoic sentiments of Aurelius with the sensuous language of Proust.

    December 4, 2013

  • Anna A.

    My daughter threw up on me as I was leaving so I won't make it... See you next time.

    October 3, 2013

  • Lucille

    Can't get there tomorrow. See you next time.

    October 2, 2013

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