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Marguerite Youcenar

Mémoires d'Hadrien

€8,90

Cette œuvre, qui est à la fois roman, histoire, poésie, a été saluée par la critique française et mondiale comme un événement littéraire. En imaginant les Mémoires d'un grand empereur romain, l'auteur a voulu «refaire du dedans ce que les archéologues du XIXe siècle ont fait du dehors». Jugeant sans complaisance sa vie d'homme et son œuvre politique, Hadrien n'ignore pas que Rome, malgré sa grandeur, finira un jour par périr, mais son réalisme romain et son humanisme hérité des Grecs lui font sentir l'importance de penser et de servir jusqu'au bout.

«... Je me sentais responsable de la beauté du monde», dit ce héros dont les problèmes sont ceux de l'homme de tous les temps : les dangers mortels qui du dedans et du dehors confrontent les civilisations, la quête d'un accord harmonieux entre le bonheur et la «discipline auguste», entre l'intelligence et la volonté.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2019
Publisher: Gallimard
Pages: 384
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782070402670
ISBN 10: 2070402673

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Mémoires d'Hadrien

€8,90