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I find a curious comfort in this thought as I contemplate the seemingly irreconcilable political differences that divide this and so many other countries.

Contemplemos juntos, um instante ainda, as praias familiares, os objectos que certamente nunca mais veremos Le passioni di Adriano furono molte: So tell him about how heaven is the constellations in the Syrian night, about the wind whispering out of the sands of Judea, about the memory of an old man in a garden in Spain. Not all our books will perish, nor our statues, if broken, lie unrepaired; other domes and other pediments will arise from our domes and pediments; some few men will think and work and feel as we have xi, and I venture to count upon such continuators, placed irregularly throughout the centuries, and upon this kind of intermittent immortality.

He was not God, but he was Godlike. And Yourcenar combats this tragedy by doing scrupulous research, by imaginatively reconstructing the life of a great statesman, and producing this wonderful book. For me, the introspective fragments where Hadrian confesses his secret love and his lustful yearnings are the best part of the novel, the prose transmuting into pure poetry: And the shade of Patroclus appears at Achilles’ side. Mmeorie spent five years on the task, then destroyed the manuscript and all her notes.

Aug 25, Henry Avila rated it it was amazing. Despite being the listener, I was an equal part of the conversation. It should perhaps come as no surprise meorie the lover eventually re-enacts some sacrificial mystery or another, and, in a final act of complete devotion, offers himself up to the narrator: Ho imparato ad amare M.

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Prix Femina Vacaresco Hadrian’s moral compass comes from the stoic tradition of Republican Rome, informed by the humanist philosophy of ancient Greece.

Above all, whatever doubts I had about Marguerite Yourcenar’s book, I kept wanting to continue pe. Yet he will leads the Romans, in war as he does in Palestine, suffering countless thousands of casualties, against the Jewish uprising Yourcenar is not content to touch on the greater themes: HardcoverSupercorallipages. Hadrian was never a conqueror, but rather a strong leader who brought controversial changes to the Roman laws which made life more bearable and humane for the vast empire.

Prix Femina Vacaresco It is uniformly excellent; and some passages could fairly be called genius. View all 16 comments.

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Ho rinunciato a precipitare la mia morte. This utterly pales in comparison to the towering works of the genre like “I, Claudius”. This nevertheless oddly contrasts with his description of his time in the military: As the traveler sailing between the islands of the archipelago sees rising at night the luminous vapors, and gradually discovers the coastline, so I begin to see the outline of my death? If you wish to see more of my most recent book and movie reviews, visit http: As we move into the battle scenes of the pre-emperor Hadrian’s wanderings the camera appears and backs away a moderate distance in this first person account.

Thus from each art practiced in its time I derive a knowledge which compensates me in part for pleasures lost. As a man, he reflects on his loves, losses, successes and failures. His relationships with his predecessor, emperor Trajan, and with Trajan’s highly impressive wife Plotina. I’ve got a library card. Narrators of Proust and Celine look like so much like their mirror images; in other cases it is true to a lesser extent — but not in this case.

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There I see my nature, itself composite, made up of equal parts of instinct and training. Rather, this is a book to be savoured in front of the fire, with a delicious cup of tea or a glass of red wine. Not all our books will perish, nor our statues, if broken, lie unrepaired; other domes and other pediments will arise from our domes and pediments; some few men will think and work and feel as we have done, and I venture to count upon such continuations, placed irregularly throughout the centuries, and upon this kind of intermittent immortality.

An “autobiographical” account of a long-dead Roman emperor not even one of the glamorous, or truly filthy oneswritten by a 20th century Frenchwoman – who’d have thunk it? At a certain time, a civilization will demand no more refinement or success or life, because it finds itself already belonging more with the dead than with the living.

It is interesting that in political spheres Hadrian was a supporter of piece and leaving the peoples of the empire to their own devices. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The language, though, the language is lush.

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This is a historical novel written in epistolary form in the first person. I do, nevertheless, think that this book has some flaws. There are no novels, plays or biographies included on the list, and the poetry is of the kind that speculates on life.

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