"We Met In Paris" - Lecture by Joan E. Howard

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Alliance Française de Philadelphie, 1420 Walnut Street, Suite 700,
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States

Author Joan E. Howard is the director of Petite Plaisance, the former home of French novelist Marguerite Yourcenar and her American partner Grace Frick. Frick was a literary scholar who introduced Yourcenar's work to English-language readers all over the world thanks to her award-winning translation of the novel Mémoires d'Hadrien in 1954. 

Joan E. Howard's book We met in Paris is about Grace Frick and her relationship with Marguerite Yourcenar - a relationship that has often been mirepresented in European-written biographies. We are shown Frick as a person of substance in her own right, and the book paints a portrait of both women that is at once intimate and scrupulously documented. It contains a great deal of new information that will disrupt long-held beliefs about Yourcenar and may even shock some of her scholars and fans.

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