Seven of Yourcenar's most important critical essays, on subjects ranging from the Historia Augusta to Piranesi's engravings. Essential to the understanding of the searching and remarkably informed spirit of this protean writer.
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In one essay French novelist Yourcenar contemplates Roman decadence. In another she traces one chateau's history through its successive inhabitants, including Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Her title piece concerns Piranesi's Imaginary Prisons, a series of grotesque engravings. PW stated that these seven essays are "united by the author's astute powers of observation, her forceful writing and her open embrace of life's vicissitudes." December
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Book Description Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110374519196