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Marguerite Yourcenar

Marguerite Yourcenar, Belgian author. Decorated Commander of Honor, officer Order of Merit (France); officer Order of Leopold (Belgium); recipient Prix Fémina Vacaresco, 1952; Page One award Newspaper Guild New York, 1955; Prix Combat for Sous Bénéfice d'Inventaire and the ensemble of her work, 1963. 1st woman member Académie Française (1980); member American Academy Arts and Letters; member civil rights and conservation societies.

Background

  • Yourcenar, Marguerite was born on June 8, 1903 in Brussels, Belgium. Daughter of Michel and Fernande de Cartier de Marchienne.

  • Education

    • Student privately; Doctor of Letters, Smith College, 1961. Doctor of Letters, Bowdoin College, 1968.

    Career

    • Lecturer universities, United States and Europe, 1940-1987. Member Academy de Belgique, 1970.

    Works

    • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language, 4th edition
    • Now in its fourth edition, this comprehensive, best-selling methodology resource gives both prospective and experienced ESL/ELT teachers the theoretical background and practical applications they need to decide which approaches, materials, and resources can and should be used in their classrooms.
    • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language, 4th edition
    • Now in its fourth edition, this comprehensive, best-selling methodology resource gives both prospective and experienced ESL/ELT teachers the theoretical background and practical applications they need to decide which approaches, materials, and resources can and should be used in their classrooms.

    Membership

    1st woman member Académie Française (1980). Member American Academy Arts and Letters. Member civil rights and conservation societies.
    Marguerite Yourcenar
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    Born June 8, 1903
    Died December 17, 1987
    (aged 84)
    • 1961
      Smith College
    • 1968
      Bowdoin College
    • 1940 - 1987
      Lecturer, universities