The Memoirs of Hadrian

Marguerite Yourcenar

One of the best books I have read in the last 2-3 years. An uncommonly wise and illuminating meditation on age and decay, not to mention a thoroughly convincing depiction of an era. Yourcenar’s writing is so subtle and so effective that the reader very soon begins to read this as autobiography, rather than as a historical novel.


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