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Marguerite Yourcenar

Marguerite YourcenarAKA Marguerite de Crayencour

Born: 8-Jun-1903
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: 17-Dec-1987
Location of death: Mount Desert Island, ME
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Lesbian
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: France
Executive summary: Mémoires d'Hadrien

Mother: (d. 1903)
Girlfriend: Grace Frick (together 1937-79, d. 1979)

    French Academy 1980-87 (seat 3)
    Erasmus Prize 1983 (shared)
    Naturalized US Citizen 1947

Author of books:
Le jardin des chimères (1921)
Alexis ou le Traité du Vain Combat (1929, novel)
La nouvelle Eurydice (1931, novel)
Denier du Rêve (1934, novel, A Coin in Nine Hands)
Feux (1936, poetry, Fires)
Nouvelles orientales (1938, short stories, Oriental Tales)
Les songes et les sorts (1938)
Le Coup de grâce (1939, novella)
Mémoires d'Hadrien (1951, novel, Memoirs of Hadrian)
Électre ou La chute des masques (1954)
Souhs Bénéfice d'Inventaire (1962, essays, The Dark Brain of Piranesi)
L'Oeuvre au noir (1968, novel, The Abyss)
Souvenirs Pieux (1974, memoir)
Fleuve profound, sombre rivière (1973, poetry)
Archives du Nord (1977, memoir)
Le cerveau noir de Piranese (1979, essay)
Mishima ou la vision du vide (1980, essay)
Le Temps, Ce Grand Sculpteur (1983, essays, That Mighty Sculptor, Time)
Quoi? L'Éternité (1988, memoir)


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