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Marguerite Yourcenar was the pen name of Marguerite Antoinette Jeanne Marie Ghislaine Cleenewerck de Crayencour

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Marguerite Yourcenar nacque a Bruxelles nel 1903 e morì negli Stati Uniti nel 1987. Cresciuta nel nord della Francia e a Parigi, trascorse poi la maggior parte della sua vita all’estero, in Italia, Svizzera, Grecia e Stati Uniti. Eletta all’Académie Française nel 1981 (prima e unica donna), è stata autrice di raccolte di versi, poemi in prosa, racconti, lavori teatrali, saggi, traduzioni.
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Marguerite Yourcenar was the pen name of Marguerite Antoinette Jeanne Marie Ghislaine Cleenewerck de Crayencour

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