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Fires

Yourcenar, Marguerite

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ISBN 10: 0374155003 / ISBN 13: 9780374155001
Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, New York, 1981
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Stated first edition. Half maroon cloth over red boards, gilt titles and decoration to spine and front. Translated by Dori Katz. A fine copy in near-fine DJ with slight rubbing and one 1/2" closed tear at top edge. 129 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 3236

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Title: Fires

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, New York

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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Synopsis:

Fires consists of nine monologues and narratives based on classical Greek stories. Antigone, Clytemnestra, Phaedo, Sappho are all mythical figures whose stories are mingled with contemporary themes. Interspersed are highly personal narratives, reflecting on a time of profound inner crisis in the author's life.

"The unwritten novel among the fantasies and aphorisms of Fires is a classic tale."-Stephen Koch, New York Times Book Review

Consists of 9 monologues and narratives based on classical Greek stories. Interspersed are highly personal notations, reflecting a time of profound innner crisis in the author's life.

From the Back Cover:

The product of a love crisis, Fires is in the form of a collection of love poems, or, rather, is like a sequence of lyrical prose pieces connected by a notion of love. As such, the book does not require any commentary.

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