Alexis

Alexis

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Overview

It was with Alexis that, in 1928, Marguerite Yourcenar began her career as a novelist. The book remains one of the stellar literary debuts of the century. Yourcenar has created a moving meditation on the relationship between pleasure and love.

"The rich, many colored subtlety of her great novels — Memoirs of Dadrian; The Abyss; Alexis; Coup de Grace; and others — is reminiscent of their intricate tapestries, while her sublime mystical appreciation of Nature and its beauty evokes the golden age of landscape painting in the Low Countries." - The Paris Review



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374519063
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 10/01/1985
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 938,228
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Marguerite Yourcenar (1903-87) wrote plays, stories, poems, and novels, including the notable Memoirs of Hadrian. She was the first woman to be elected to the Academie Francaise.

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