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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Les Pensees: The Thoughts of Lucienne Hollard McKay
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,060. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014 by Anne Victory. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » French Poetry
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.

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