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L'Oeuvre au Noir [Paperback]

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L'Oeuvre au Noir by Marguerite Yourcenar

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Pages   511
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.01" Width: 4.25" Height: 1.02"
Weight:   0.57 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Folio
ISBN  2070367983  
ISBN13  9782070367986  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Marguerite Yourcenar is one of the most acclaimed writers of the twentieth century. Author of over twenty books--of which "Hadrian" is her acknowledged masterpiece--she was the first woman elected to the Academie Francaise. She died in 1987."

Marguerite Yourcenar was born in 1903 and died in 1987.

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account of confused religious times  Aug 9, 2001
The book is an account of the life of Zenon; who manoeuvres through a world were the threats are many. The mid-16th century in north west Europe plagues by many struggles for life. The religious clashes could as well be viewed as social or economic power struggles. Zenon is a philosopher and a medical scientists. The Flanders he lives in is torn between the Catholic Spanish King and the protestant North; where the Prince of Orange has started a guerrilla against the suppressor.

The book is a good reconstruction of the times. All the historical events of the day have somehow found a way in to the story. Sometimes to the detriment of the flow of the story and the development of the characters. So in order to enjoy the book you will have to have some historic interest. Yourcenar's style is sometimes swollen with long sentences and descriptions that I could not always follow. Yet the book keep your attention to, maybe especially, the unavoidable end. A comparison with the world and time of the book with the Algeria of this day was caused by a misunderstanding of Yourcenar's background. Nevertheless one could see lines of comparison.
 
Life in 16th century Flanders; confused religious ideas  Aug 9, 2001
The book is an account of the life of Zenon; who manoeuvres through a world were the threats are many. The mid-16th century in north west Europe plagues by many struggles for life. The religious clashes could as well be viewed as social or economic power struggles. Zenon is a philosopher and a medical scientists. The Flanders he lives in is torn between the Catholic Spanish King and the protestant North; where the Prince of Orange has started a guerrilla against the suppressor.

The book is a good reconstruction of the times. All the historical events of the day have somehow found a way in to the story. Sometimes to the detriment of the flow of the story and the development of the characters. So in order to enjoy the book you will have to have some historic interest. Yourcenar's style is sometimes swollen with long sentences and descriptions that I could not always follow. Yet the book keeps your attention to, maybe especially, the unavoidable end. A comparison with the world and time of the book with the Algeria of this day was caused by a misunderstanding of Yourcenar's background. Nevertheless one could see lines of comparison.

 

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