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Book Memoirs of Hadrian

Download or read book Memoirs of Hadrian written by Marguerite Yourcenar and published by . This book was released on 1955 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The memoirs portray the Roman Emperor Hadrian on the the eve of his death and describe his reflections as he gazes out upon the city that seemed to him indestructible and that he now fears will fall. As with most of Yourcenar's work, the novel is a minutely researched reconstruction of actual events in the distant past through which she develops penetrating and fully credible portraits of the people she describes.

Book Memoirs of Hadrian

    Book Details:
  • Author : Marguerite Yourcenar
  • Publisher : New York : Modern Library
  • Release : 1984
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 426 pages

Download or read book Memoirs of Hadrian written by Marguerite Yourcenar and published by New York : Modern Library. This book was released on 1984 with total page 426 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Both an exploration of character and a reflection on the meaning of history, "Memoirs of Hadrian" has received international acclaim since its first publication in France in 1951. In it, Marguerite Yourcenar reimagines the Emperor Hadrian's arduous boyhood, his triumphs and reversals, and finally, as emperor, his gradual reordering of a war-torn world, writing with the imaginative insight of a great writer of the twentieth century while crafting a prose style as elegant and precise as those of the Latin stylists of Hadrian's own era.

Book Memoirs of Hadrian

Download or read book Memoirs of Hadrian written by Marguerite Yourcenar and published by . This book was released on 1959 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Both an exploration of character and a reflection on the meaning of history, "Memoirs of Hadrian" has received international acclaim since its first publication in France in 1951. In it, Marguerite Yourcenar reimagines the Emperor Hadrian's arduous boyhood, his triumphs and reversals, and finally, as emperor, his gradual reordering of a war-torn world, writing with the imaginative insight of a great writer of the twentieth century while crafting a prose style as elegant and precise as those of the Latin stylists of Hadrian's own era.

Book The Fall of the Roman Empire

Download or read book The Fall of the Roman Empire written by Martin M. Winkler and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2012-12-18 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The essays collected in this book present the first comprehensiveappreciation of The Fall of the Roman Empire fromhistorical, historiographical, and cinematic perspectives. The bookalso provides the principal classical sources on the period. It isa companion to Gladiator: Film and History (Blackwell, 2004)and Spartacus: Film and History (Blackwell, 2007) andcompletes a triad of scholarly studies on Hollywood’sgreatest films about Roman history. A critical re-evaluation of the 1964 epic film The Fall ofthe Roman Empire, directed by Anthony Mann, fromhistorical, film-historical, and contemporary points of view Presents a collection of scholarly essays and classical sourceson the period of Roman history that ancient and modern historianshave considered to be the turning point toward the eventual fall ofRome Contains a short essay by director Anthony Mann Includes a map of the Roman Empire and film stills, as well astranslations of the principal ancient sources, an extensivebibliography, and a chronology of events

Book Legendary Figures

Download or read book Legendary Figures written by Clayton Koelb and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 1998-01-01 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Legendary Figures examines revolutionary views of the past that have played a crucial role in European and American literature of the last 150 years. Clayton Koelb traces these new approaches to history through an impressive range of novels,øfrom Flaubert?s Salammb– to Christa Wolf?s Cassandra. Koelb argues that this new ?historical sense,? which arose in the mid?nineteenth century, gained eloquent expression in Flaubert?s writings. What is crucial about the new historical sense is that it views the past as essentially ?alien? and ?other.? The connection between past and present may be powerful, but it is always indirect and difficult to negotiate. As a result, the past seems exotic and unattainable, the object of nostalgia and desire. Koelb distinguishes this sense of history, with its persistent discontinuities between past and present, from the more continuous and progressive views of history of novelists like Sir Walter Scott and such philosophers as Hegel, Marx, and Luk¾cs. In their writings, history ?proceeds according to the laws of cause and effect, and each epoch can be understood as both the result of the previous one and the cause of the next.? In contrast, the modernist writers that Koelb examines?Flaubert, Pater, Mann, Broch, Wilder, Yourcenar, and Wolf?imagine a past that is ?mythic? and ?legendary? and thus a metaphor for everything distant, complicated, unattainable, and unknowable.

Book History and the Contemporary Novel

Download or read book History and the Contemporary Novel written by David Cowart and published by SIU Press. This book was released on 1989 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cowart presents a study of international historical fiction since World War II, with reflections on the affinities between historical and fictional narrative, analysis of the basic modes of historical fiction, and readings of a number of historical novels, including John Barth’s The Sot-Weed Factor, Marguerite Yourcenar’s Memoirs of Hadrian, Russell Hoban’s Riddley Walker, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa’s The Leopard, D. M. Thomas’s The White Hotel, William Faulkner’s Go Down, Moses, and Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose. He proposes recognizing four modes of the historical novel: the past as a "distant mirror" of the present, fictions whose authors seek to pinpoint the precise historical moment when the modern age or some prominent feature of it came into existence, fictions whose authors aspire purely or largely to historical verisimilitude, and fictions whose authors reverse history to contemplate utopia and dystopia in the future. Thus, historical fiction can be organized under the rubrics: The Distant Mirror; The Turning Point; The Way It Was; and The Way It Will Be. This fourfold schema and his focus on postwar novels set Cowart’s work apart from previous studies, which have not devoted adequate space to the contemporary historical novel. Cowart argues that postwar historical fiction merits more extensive treatment because it is the product of an age unique in the annals of history—an age in which history itself may end.

Book Marguerite Yourcenar

Download or read book Marguerite Yourcenar written by Josyane Savigneau and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1993-10 with total page 578 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the most respected writers in the French language and best known as the author of Memoirs of Hadrian and The Abyss, Yourcenar received countless literary honors and became the first woman to be elected to the Academie Francaise. An uncompromising and intimate portrait. 50 halftones.

Book SUMMARY   Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar

Download or read book SUMMARY Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar written by Shortcut Edition and published by Shortcut Edition. This book was released on 2021-09-29 with total page 28 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: * Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. * By reading this summary, you will discover how to succeed professionally while approaching wisdom. * You will also discover : that knowing the other allows you to know yourself ; that cultural eclecticism allows you to blossom; that the beauty of the world brings you closer to yourself; that to rise, it is advisable to surround oneself well. * Marguerite Yourcenar's masterpiece, Memoirs of Hadrian offers a poetic meditation on death, wisdom, power, and the quest for self. Richly documented, the work takes the form of fictional autobiography. The narrator, a Roman emperor of the second century A.D., recounts his life, from childhood to old age, including his accession to imperial dignity. Concerned with building a just and beautiful world, he hopes to give the reader the benefit of his own experience as a statesman. How to acquire both power and wisdom? *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

Book Subversive Subjects

Download or read book Subversive Subjects written by Judith Holland Sarnecki and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Subversive Subjects: Reading Marguerite Yourcenar is the first collection of articles in English to deal with many of this very private author's best-known works. Its contributors make use of a variety of literary theories to probe the complex ambiguities at the heart of Yourcenar's writings. Each contributor ventures beyond traditional readings of Yourcenar's complex texts, pushing against the boundaries of interpretation that the Belgian-born writer carefully established. Many of the essays read like a mystery; hence they follow Yourcenar's call for rigorous explications du texte as they probe her complex ouevre. Judith Holland Sarnecki is Associate Professor of French at Lawrence University. Ingeborg Majer O'Sickey is Associate Professor of German and Women's Studies at the State University of New York, Binghamton.

Book Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar  Book Analysis

Download or read book Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar Book Analysis written by Bright Summaries and published by BrightSummaries.com. This book was released on 2016-11-09 with total page 25 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unlock the more straightforward side of Memoirs of Hadrian with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar, a stunning fictional autobiography of the Roman emperor Hadrian. Written in the form of a letter from the dying Hadrian to his young successor Marcus Aurelius, it is both a chronicle of the emperor’s rise to power and his efforts to bring peace to his empire, and a meditation on the legacy he is leaving behind. The novel was selected as one of the Bokklubben World Library’s 100 Best Books in the History of Literature, and has featured on the list for nearly 15 years. It remains the best-known work by Marguerite Yourcenar, who won the prestigious Prix Femina for the novel and was awarded the Erasmus Prize in 1983. She was also the first woman elected to the Académie Française. Find out everything you need to know about Memoirs of Hadrian in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Book Lyle Ashton Harris

Download or read book Lyle Ashton Harris written by Lyle Ashton Harris and published by Gregory R. Miller & Co.. This book was released on 2003 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Known for self-portraits which explore issues of performance, identity, family, gender, masculinity and race, Lyle Ashton Harris here presents a new series featuring himself in a variety of loaded guises: Billie Holiday, Josephine Baker and the "Boxer." Anna Deavere Smith's essay powerfully explores her relationship to the photographs and the artist.

Book Political Autobiographies and Memoirs in Antiquity

Download or read book Political Autobiographies and Memoirs in Antiquity written by Gabriele Marasco and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2015-11-24 with total page 473 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through the examination of political autobiographies and memoirs, some preserved in their entirety, others known only from fragments, this book offers a fascinating picture of the way characters who stand out in history saw and represented themselves and their own political actions.

Book Memoirs of Hadrian

Download or read book Memoirs of Hadrian written by Marguerite Yourcenar and published by Penguin Classics. This book was released on 2000 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hadrian, approaching death, writes a long valedictory letter to the young Marcus Aurelius, next-but-one in the line of succession. Hadrian describes his accession and explains the philosophy that informed his rule over the powerful and far-flung Empire.

Book Writing Historical Fiction

Download or read book Writing Historical Fiction written by Celia Brayfield and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2013-12-05 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Writing Historical Fiction: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an invaluable companion for a writer working in this challenging and popular literary genre, whether your period is Ancient Rome or World War II. PART 1 includes reflections on the genre and provides a short history of historical fiction. PART 2 contains guest contributions from Margaret Atwood, Ian Beck, Madison Smartt Bell, Ronan Bennett, Vanora Bennett, Tracy Chevalier, Lindsay Clarke, Elizabeth Cook, Anne Doughty, Sarah Dunant, Michel Faber, Margaret George, Philippa Gregory, Katharine McMahon, Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Hilary Mantel, Alan Massie, Ian Mortimer, Kate Mosse, Charles Palliser, Orhan Pamuk, Edward Rutherfurd, Manda Scott, Adam Thorpe, Stella Tillyard, Rose Tremain, Alison Weir and Louisa Young. PART 3 offers practical exercises and advice on such topics as research, plots and characters, mastering authentic but accessible dialogue and navigating the world of agents and publishers.

Book Forty Ways to Think About Architecture

Download or read book Forty Ways to Think About Architecture written by Iain Borden and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2015-03-11 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How do we think about architecture historically andtheoretically? Forty Ways to Think about Architectureprovides an introduction to some of the wide-ranging ways in whicharchitectural history and theory are being approached today. The inspiration for this project is the work of Adrian Forty,Professor of Architectural History at the Bartlett School ofArchitecture, University College London (UCL), who has beeninternationally renowned as the UK’s leading academic in thediscipline for 40 years. Forty’s many publications, notablyObjects of Desire (1986), Words and Buildings (2000)and Concrete and Culture (2012), have been crucial toopening up new approaches to architectural history and theory andhave helped to establish entirely new areas of study. His teachingat The Bartlett has enthused a new generation about the excitingpossibilities of architectural history and theory as a field. This collection takes in a total of 40 essays covering keysubjects, ranging from memory and heritage to everyday life,building materials and city spaces. As well as critical theory,philosophy, literature and experimental design, it refers to moreimmediate and topical issues in the built environment, such asglobalisation, localism, regeneration and ecologies. Concise andengaging entries reflect on architecture from a range ofperspectives. Contributors include eminent historians and theorists fromelsewhere – such as Jean-Louis Cohen, Briony Fer, HildeHeynen, Mary McLeod, Griselda Pollock, Penny Sparke and AnthonyVidler – as well as Forty’s colleagues from theBartlett School of Architecture including Iain Borden, MurrayFraser, Peter Hall, Barbara Penner, Jane Rendell and Andrew Saint.Forty Ways to Think about Architecture also featurescontributions from distinguished architects, such as Tony Fretton,Jeremy Till and Sarah Wigglesworth, and well-known critics andarchitectural writers, such as Tom Dyckhoff, William Menking andThomas Weaver. Many of the contributors are former students ofAdrian Forty. Through these diverse essays, readers are encouraged to thinkabout how architectural history and theory relates to their ownresearch and design practices, thus using the work of Adrian Fortyas a catalyst for fresh and innovative thinking about architectureas a subject.

Book Hadrian s Memoirs

    Book Details:
  • Author : Marguerite Yourcenar
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1957
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 336 pages

Download or read book Hadrian s Memoirs written by Marguerite Yourcenar and published by . This book was released on 1957 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Lyle Ashton Harris

    Book Details:
  • Author : Cassandra Coblentz
  • Publisher : Gregory R Miller & Co
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 9780974364896
  • Pages : 196 pages

Download or read book Lyle Ashton Harris written by Cassandra Coblentz and published by Gregory R Miller & Co. This book was released on 2008 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Introduction by Susan Krane. Text by Cassandra Coblentz, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Sarah Elizabeth Lewis. Interview by Senam Okudzeto.