Modern Languages Prof. Published in Peer-Reviewed Journal
In the article, titled "Marguerite Yourcenar, from Japan to the Motherland: The Oceanic Lack and the Wave of Time," Giardino explores Francophone interactions with the East, by focusing on Marguerite Yourcenar, a French literary giant whose Japanese influences are little known. This article is an intimate portrait of the writer, one which argues that Yourcenar made use of Eastern literature to help her come to terms with the loss of her mother at an early age, and that many of her literary motifs have their origins in the treatment of life’s impermanence in such works.
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