Coup de Grâce by Marguerite Yourcenar

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May 1993, no. 150

Coup de Grâce by Marguerite Yourcenar

Harvill, $16.95 pb

Coup de Grâce by Marguerite Yourcenar

by
May 1993, no. 150

Originally published in French in 1939, Coup de Grâce is a subtle book, ‘a human, not political, document’ written with absolute assurance and remarkable skill. That the book is filled with a disturbing inhumanity portrayed (without irony) as nobility, makes it a disturbing experience for the contemporary reader.

Simon Patton reviews 'Coup de Grâce' by Marguerite Yourcenar

Coup de Grâce

by Marguerite Yourcenar

Harvill, $16.95 pb

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