A Coin In Nine Hands

Author: Marguerite Yourcenar
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226965277
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During the space of a day in Rome in 1933, a ten-lira coin passes through the hands of nine people—including an aging artist, a prostitute, and a would-be assassin of Mussolini. The coin becomes the symbol of contact between human beings, each lost in private passions and nearly impenetrable solitude. "A Coin in Nine Hands has . . . passages that move close to poetry and a story that belongs in both literature and history."—Doris Grumbach, Los Angeles Times Book Review "What lingers at the end of A Coin in Nine Hands is the shadowiness and puppetlike vagueness of the Dictator, and the compelling specificity of the so-called 'common people' revolving all around him."—Anne Tyler, The New Republic "Within a few pages we have met half the major characters in this haunting, brilliantly constructed novel. . . . The studied perfection, the structural intricacy and brevity remind one of Camus. Yet by comparison, Yourcenar's prose is lavish, emotional and imagistic."—Cynthia King, Houston Post "Transcends its specific time and place to become a portrait of vividly delineated characters caught in the vise of a tragically familiar political situation."—Publisher's Weekly Best known as the author of Memoirs of Hadrian and The Abyss, Marguerite Yourcenar (1903-87) achieved countless literary honors and was the first woman ever elected to the Académie Française.
A Coin in Nine Hands
Language: en
Pages: 174
Authors: Marguerite Yourcenar, Dori Katz
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-11-05 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

During the space of a day in Rome in 1933, a ten-lira coin passes through the hands of nine people—including an aging artist, a prostitute, and a would-be assassin of Mussolini. The coin becomes the symbol of contact between human beings, each lost in private passions and nearly impenetrable solitude.
A Coin in Nine Hands
Language: en
Pages: 24
Authors: Marguerite Yourcenar, Dori Katz
Categories: Art, Modern
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher:

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Pages: 174
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Pages: 174
Authors: Marguerite Yourcenar
Categories: Conspiracies
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During the space of a day in Rome in 1933, a ten-lira coin passes through the hands of nine people--including an aging artist, a prostitute, and a would-be assassin of Mussolini. The coin becomes the symbol of contact between human beings, each lost in private passions and nearly impenetrable solitude.
A Blue Tale and Other Stories
Language: en
Pages: 82
Authors: Marguerite Yourcenar
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-11 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Published to great acclaim in France in 1993, and the last of the author's stories to be translated into English, a collection of fiction includes three early tales written between 1927 and 1930 on the themes of greed, gender, and superstition. UP.