Thomas J.D. Armbrecht

At the Periphery of the Center

Sexuality and Literary Genre in the Works of Marguerite Yourcenar and Julien Green

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Edité par Thomas J.D. Armbrecht
Editeur Rodopi - Brill
Distributeur Association de Boccard

At the Periphery of the Center is the first comparison of two of France’s most important twentieth-century authors, Julien Green and Marguerite Yourcenar. It examines textual elements in their plays and novels to draw conclusions about the ways that they represent homosexuality in their texts. Both Yourcenar and Green turned to drama to explore aspects of same-sex desire that they felt unable to express in their prose. The analysis of their plays shows that an emphasis on dialogue and ...