We Met in Paris: Grace Frick and Her Life with Marguerite Yourcenar

Joan E. Howard will discuss her intimate and scrupulously documented biography of translator Grace Frick and acclaimed author Marguerite Yourcenar.

We Met in Paris: Grace Frick and her Life with Marguerite Yourcenar (University of Missouri Press) is both an intimate account and a thorough investigation of the relationship between famous French author of Mémoires d’Hadrien and the translator who introduced her to English-language readers in 1954. This enthralling portrait contains a great deal of information that will disrupt long-held beliefs about Yourcenar, and might even surprise some of her long-time fans.

In English. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.

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Joan E. Howard is the director of Petite Plaisance, the former home of Marguerite Yourcenar and Grace Frick, and is the author of From Violence to Vision: Sacrifice in the Works of Marguerite Yourcenar.