A Blue Tale and Other Stories

A Blue Tale and Other Stories

Marguerite Yourcenar


Published to nice acclaim in France in 1993, this assortment is not just a satisfaction for Marguerite Yourcenar enthusiasts yet a welcome port of access for any reader no longer but accustomed to the author's lengthier, extra not easy works. the only real released paintings of fiction through Yourcenar but to be translated into English, this assortment contains 3 tales written among 1927 and 1930 while the writer used to be in her mid-twenties. those tales hide a number of subject matters, from an allegory on greed and a scene from the warfare of the sexes, to a witchhunt that obsessively creates its personal quarry.

For the committed readers of Yourcenar, this assortment permits a unprecedented glimpse on the beginnings of a writer's craft. In those entire yet forgotten items, edited and brought by means of her biographer, Josyane Savigneau, the reader will locate the mixture of fantasy and fairy story of Oriental Tales, the mental chronicle of Dear Departed, the ironic realism of A Coin in 9 Hands. learn as an advent to Yourcenar's paintings, the tales take us into the writer's workshop, because it have been, to the early days of construction. In both case, A Blue story and different Stories contains the unmistakable voice of a powerful and drastically gifted writer.

Marguerite Yourcenar (her pseudonym was once an anagram of her kinfolk identify, Crayencour) was once born in Brussels in 1903 and died in Maine in 1987. probably the most revered writers within the French language, she is better often called the writer of the best-selling Memoirs of Hadrian and The Abyss. She was once offered many literary honors, such a lot significantly election to the Académie Francaise in 1980, the 1st girl to be so honored.

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