Marguerite Yourcenar - English documentary 1/6

Uploaded by DivineMe on 13.11.2007

In her nowels Marguerite Yourcenar shows that we have a lot to learn from the past.
The french writer astonished everybody when elected to the French Academy, as the first female member ever.
The interview is recorded shortly before her death in 1987.
A historical event has taken place in the French Academy today.
Election has untill now been reserved for men.
This misogynistic tradition has from this very day ended.
In the age of 73 marguerite Yourcenar has been elected to the academy,
- after Roger Caillois.