Les Pensees: The Thoughts of Lucienne Hollard McKay

She survived war when her family did not, battled for liberty with the
French Underground, and fell in love with an American doctor in Paris. And
throughout her too-short lifetime, she recorded her innermost thoughts and
impressions with intensely personal poems. More

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Published by Anne Victory
Words: 16,060
Language: English
ISBN: 9781310014512
About Lucienne Hollard McKay

Lucienne Hollard was born in Taintaux, Vosges, France, in 1916. She died an American citizen in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1968. Educated in private schools and at the University of Nancy, she had been a close friend of Colette, who had encouraged the publication of her novel, Elisabeth. During World War II bombings, her entire family had perished, and she had become a member of the French Underground. Dr. Edwin Douglass McKay had arrived in France with the American Army of Occupation. He and Lucienne met under the Arch of Triumph. They were married in Louisiana after the war’s end. Mrs. McKay’s translator, Lilian Polk, is a writer of short stories and poems, has taught French, and traveled widely.

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