Memoirs of Hadrian: and, Reflections on the composition of Memoirs of Hadrian
Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
1st pbk. ed.
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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|full_title||memoirs of hadrian and reflections on the composition of memoirs of hadrian|
|auth_author2||Frick, Grace., Yourcenar, Marguerite.|
|author2-role||Frick, Grace., Yourcenar, Marguerite.Carnets de notes de "Mémoires d'Hadrien."|
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|display_description||"Both an exploration of character and a meditation on history, Marguerite Yourcenar's novel Memoirs of Hadrian has received international acclaim since its publication in France in 1951. Written in the form of a testamentary letter from the emperor Hadrian to his successor, the youthful Marcus Aurelius, the work is as extraordinary for its psychological depth as for its accurate reconstruction of the second century of our era. In it, Yourcenar reimagines Hadrian's arduous boyhood, his triumphs and reversals, and finally, as emperor, his reordering of a war-torn world."--BOOK JACKET.|
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|record_details||ils:.b1050753x|Book|Books|1st pbk. ed.|English|Farrar, Straus and Giroux,|2005, c1974.|347 p.,  p. of plates ; 21 cm.|
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|subject_facet||Biographical fiction, Emperors -- Fiction, Hadrian, -- Emperor of Rome, -- 76-138 -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Rome -- History -- Hadrian, 117-138 -- Fiction|
|title_display||Memoirs of Hadrian ; and, Reflections on the composition of Memoirs of Hadrian|
|title_full||Memoirs of Hadrian ; and, Reflections on the composition of Memoirs of Hadrian / Marguerite Yourcenar ; translated from the French by Grace Frick in collaboration with the author|
|title_short||Memoirs of Hadrian|
|title_sub||and, Reflections on the composition of Memoirs of Hadrian|
|topic_facet||Emperors, Hadrian, History|