The Dark Brain of Piranesi: And Other Essays

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In this collection of the eminent writer's most important essays, her illuminating critical intelligence ranges from the Rome of "Historia Augusta" through the sixteenth century to the moderns Selma Lagerlof, Constantin Cavafy and Thomas Mann

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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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