Paper $17.50 ISBN: 9780226965291 Published November 1994 Not for sale in the British Commonwealth except Canada

Two Lives and a Dream

Marguerite Yourcenar

Two Lives and a Dream
Bookmark and Share

Marguerite Yourcenar

Translated in collaboration with the author by Walter Kaiser
246 pages | 5-1/4 x 8 | © 1987
Paper $17.50 ISBN: 9780226965291 Published November 1994 Not for sale in the British Commonwealth except Canada
Set in Rembrandt's Amsterdam, "An Obscure Man" is the story of Nathanaël—innocent, open to experience—born like Everyman upon the stream of life. In "A Lovely Morning," Nathanaël's young son joins a touring company of Jacobean actors. "Anna, soror . . . ," the final tale, is an account of illicit passion in the baroque world of Naples.

"An Obscure Man swarms with life. This intricately researched, imaginative, beautifully written tale of a young man's brief life in the mid-17th century is entirely engrossing."—Leona Weiss, San Francisco Chronicle

"In these three stories, [Yourcenar] succeeds in making the essences of these past lives a part of the reader's future through the sheer intensity of their portrayal."—Margaret Ezell, Houston Chronicle


Contents
An Obscure Man
A Lovely Morning
Anna, Soror . . .
Postfaces
Translator's Note
For more information, or to order this book, please visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu
Google preview here

Chicago Manual of Style |

Chicago Blog: Literature

Events in Literature

Keep Informed

JOURNALs in Literature