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Marguerite Yourcenar (June 8, 1903 – December 17, 1987)

Marguerite Yourcenar (born Marguerite Antoinette Jeanne Marie Ghislaine Cleenewerck de Crayencour to Michel Cleenewerck de Crayencour, of French bourgeois descent, and a Belgian mother, Fernande de Cartier de Marchienne, of Belgian nobility) was a Belgian-born French novelist and essayist. In 1939 literary scholar and Kansas City native Grace Frick, invited the writer to the United States to escape the outbreak of World War II in Europe. Frick was a graduate of Wellesley College and did her postgraduate work at Yale. She taught at Stephens College, Columbus, at Barnard College. Yourcenar lectured in comparative literature in New York City and Sarah Lawrence College. Yourcenar was bisexual and she and Frick became lovers in 1937, and would remain so until Frick's death in 1979. After ten years spent in Hartford, they bought a house together in Northeast Harbor on Mount Desert Island, Maine and lived there for decades. They are both buried at Brookside Cemetery, Mount Desert, Maine.

Timeline & Places:

• June 8, 1903: born.

• 1940 to 1943: lived at 549 Prospect Ave, Hartford, CT 06105, USA, sharing with Grace Frick

• 1943 to 1987: lived at Petite Plaisance, 35 S Shore Rd, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662, USA, sharing with Grace Frick

• December 17, 1987: died. Buried at Brookside Cemetery, Mount Desert, Maine 04660, Stati Uniti. Buried alongside: Grace Frick (January 12, 1903 – November, 1979).

References:


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