Natalie’s insouciance charmed her, and their brief relationship was the inspiration for Liane’s roman à clef, Idylle Saphique (Sapphic. Idylle saphique has 4 ratings and 0 reviews: Published March 6th by Alteredit, Paperback. Paris: Librarie de la Plume pp. Item # Liane de Pougy was a famed courtesan of Belle Èpoque France and Folies Bergères dancer, one of the .

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She became involved in the Asylum of Saint Agnes, devoted to the care of children with birth defects.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait The enterprising Liane quickly and safely skipped off for Paris. The University of Melbourne. Kelly Clark marked it as to-read May 16, Want to Saphiquue Currently Reading Read.

Alessandra marked it as to-read Aug 16, Author Pougy, Liane de, Paris, Sappho, and Art: Describing herself as vain but not a fool, Anne-Marie cultivated an interest in paintings, books and poetry, but avoided intellectual depth, which she considered dull.

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Skip to content Skip to search. Fern rated it it was amazing May 22, Sxphique an hour, Anne Marie was on her way to Paris, leaving her infant son with his father, who in turn sent his son to live with the boy’s grandparents, in Suez.

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Views Read Edit View history. Public Private login e. Although de Pougy was one of the most famous women in France at the time, constantly sought after by wealthy and titled men, Barney’s audacity charmed and seduced her.


Inafter seeing de Pougy at a dance hall in Paris, Barney presented herself at de Pougy’s residence in a page costume and announced that she was a “page of love” sent by Sappho. After this, Liane moved easily between the aristocratic lesbian clique in Paris and the high-living, frenetic whirl of Tout Paris, though her vicious feud with Caroline Otero took precedence in the press.

The baby was named Marc Pourpeand his mother was, in her own opinion ‘a terrible mother’. Born Anne Marie Chassaigne, Liane was, in the light of French isylle cynicism, the perfect courtesan, having been raised in a nunnery and escaping it through marriage to a naval officer who impregnated her in spite of the impenetrable walls of the convent at age sixteen.

Check copyright status Cite this Title Idylle saphique: Published March 6th by Alteredit first published Liane found religion in saphhique mid-thirties, and she entered a Dominican order in Lausanne, adopting the name Sister Mary Magdalene of the Penitence. Preview — Idylle saphique by Liane de Pougy.