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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Actress Sarah Bernhardtfaced with the task of teaching Liane to act, advised her that when she was on stage, it would be best to keep her “pretty mouth shut”.

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” spahique by Sappho.

She was found in bed with her marquis, whereupon her husband shot at them both. In her widowhood, Liane rejoined the Dominican order and donned her old name, veil, and habit.

American heiress sphique writer Natalie Clifford Barney was her most ardent and scandalous of female suitors.

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Amy marked it as to-read May 21, Steven February 29, at 8: She was a conscientious bookkeeper. Anne-Marie later wrote in her memoirs that her new husband took her violently on their wedding night, an event which left her emotionally scarred.


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Timali marked it as to-read Jul 10, Alessandra marked it as to-read Aug 16, Mz marked it as to-read May 28, InLiane retired idylke the life of a grand horizontale forever when she wed the Romanian Prince Ghika, whose parents cut him off without a penny when they heard he was to marry a courtesan. Miriam Sanchez cuesta marked it as to-read Mar 18, Lists with This Book.

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.

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Pougy, Liane de, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Paris, Sappho, and Art: Maria Fdz Castillo marked it as to-read Aug 14, Kelly Clark marked it as to-read May 16, But behind her was a maid bearing a large velvet cushion on which as piled a glittering mound of her entire jewel collection.

Herke Jakob marked it as to-read Aug 04, The University of Melbourne. HH1 marked it as to-read Oct 20, The enterprising Liane quickly and safely skipped off for Paris.


The two were said to have had deep feelings for each other for the remainder of their lives. Open to the public Book French Show 0 more libraries This single idyllr in Victoria: The University of Melbourne Library.

Idylle saphique

Thehallucinogenic marked it as to-read Jan 18, Fern rated it it was amazing May 22, Liane found religion in her mid-thirties, and she entered a Dominican order in Lausanne, adopting the name Sister Mary Magdalene of the Penitence.

Liane de Pougy was a member of what was known as Les Grandes Horizontales —and was the most infamous of them all.

Published March 6th by Alteredit first published Idylle saphique by Liane de Pougy. Within 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.