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.