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"A Blue Tale and Other Stories


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"A Blue Tale and Other Stories

by Marguerite Yourcenar (Author)
Josyane Savigneau (Foreword)
Alberto Manguel (Translator)



ISBN: 9780226965307


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This collection includes three stories written between 1927 and 1930. They cover a range of themes, from an allegory on greed, to a scene from the war of the sexes, to a witchhunt that obsessively creates its own quarry. The title story is a fantastic attempt to describe reality in tones of blue.

In either case, A Blue Tale and Other Stories carries the unmistakable voice of a formidable and vastly talented writer. Marguerite Yourcenar (her pseudonym was an anagram of her family name, Crayencour) was born in Brussels in 1903 and died in Maine in 1987. One of the most respected writers in the French language, she is best known as the author of the best-selling Memoirs of Hadrian and The Abyss. She was awarded many literary honors, most notably election to the Académie Francaise in 1980, the first woman to be so honored.


ISBN 226965309
ISBN13 9780226965307
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Format Hardback
Publication date 09/11/1995
Pages 114
Weight (grammes) 220
Published in United States
Height (mm) 197
Width (mm) 145

Josyane Savigneau
A Blue Tale
The First Evening
An Evil Spell