Marguerite Yourcenar - English documentary 1/6





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Published on Nov 13, 2007

Documentary (english spoken, with danish subtitles, broadcasted at TV2, Denmark app 1991) about the french/belgium/american writer Marguerite Yourcenar (June 8, 1903 - December 17, 1987). The name "Yourcenar" is an anagram from her original surname Crayencour. (Try shifting the letters round)
In 1951 she published "Memoirs of Hadrian" and in 1980 she was elected as the first female member of the Académie française ever!
She lived much of her life at Petite Plaisance in Northeast Harbor on Mount Desert Island, Maine. Petite Plaisance is now a museum dedicated to her memory.
It is known that Grace Frick was her lover and soulmate but Yourcenar has not (to my knowledge) been specific about this point. But after all she once said that "A writer should leave trace, not proof". Maybe that statement refered to her homosexuality?

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