Coin in Nine Hands by Professor Marguerite Yourcenar
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Coin in Nine Hands
By Professor Marguerite Yourcenar

A Coin in Nine Hands

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Coin in Nine Hands by Professor Marguerite Yourcenar

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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 Academie Francaise."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780374519537
ISBN-10: 0374519536
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1976
Country of Publication: United States

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