Revista de Filología Románica (Feb 2012)

Marguerite Yourcenar: from spatial to interior banishment

  • Jean-Pierre Castellani

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Vol. 0, no. 0
pp. 77 – 90


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Marguerite Yourcenar was born in Europe (1903) but spent most of her life in the United States (1939-2007). Is this living abroad, because of the Second World War, enough to consider her a banished person in the strict sense of the word? It might be significant to study the motives of the decision taken by the young author, in 1939, of living in a land other than her origins, the north of France and Belgium, and remain there until her death, to understand her love of travel, her nomadism and her cosmopolitism. An exam of her book Denier du rêve will help us propose this issue.