Dark Brain of Piranesi

Marguerite Yourcenar, Author Farrar Straus Giroux $8.95 (240p) ISBN 978-0-374-51919-3
In one essay French novelist Yourcenar contemplates Roman decadence. In another she traces one chateau's history through its successive inhabitants, including Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Her title piece concerns Piranesi's Imaginary Prisons, a series of grotesque engravings. PW stated that these seven essays are ""united by the author's astute powers of observation, her forceful writing and her open embrace of life's vicissitudes.'' December
Reviewed on: 12/02/1985
Release date: 12/01/1985
Hardcover - 231 pages - 978-0-374-17709-6
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