THAT MIGHTY SCULPTOR, TIME • Marguerite Yourcenar
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux / 1992
Paperback / 240 pages

This posthumously published collection of essays takes up such diverse subjects as the poet Oppian, Tantrism, the feasts of the Christian year, Durer, the Japanese studies of Ivan Morris, the erotic mysticism of the Gita-Govinda, the eternal spirit of Andalusia, and Bede's Ecclesiastical History. The title esay consider's time's transforming effect on art, meditating on the erosion of a statue and the resulting production of a new, sublime work of art.

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