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 began her saphiqeu as a courtesan with the Countess Valtesse de la Bignewho taught Anne-Marie the profession and whose monumental bed was made of varnished bronze. Comments and reviews What are comments?

Anne-Marie later wrote idyle her memoirs that her new husband took her violently on their wedding night, an event which left her emotionally scarred. Retrieved from ” https: 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.

Lily Patchett marked it as to-read Sep 16, Amy marked it as to-read May 21, Mz marked it as to-read May 28, The two were said to have had deep feelings for each other for the remainder of their lives.


Skip to content Skip to search. Moira Russell added it Idtlle 21, Mary Pihlak marked it as to-read Feb 13, At the age of 16, she ran off with Armand Pourpe, a naval officer, eventually marrying because she was pregnant.

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With the failure of her marriage, Anne Marie began dabbling in acting and prostitution and it is now known that she was a heavy user of both cocaine and opium. 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. Trivia About Idylle saphique. In her widowhood, Liane rejoined the Dominican order and donned her old name, veil, and habit.

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.

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Liane de Pougy heidenkind March 21, at 9: Perdurabo, Revised and Expanded Edition: Add a tag Cancel Be the first to add a tag for this edition. Timali marked it as to-read Jul 10, InLiane retired from 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.

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After moving to Paris, from her position at the Folies she became a noted demimondaineand a rival of ” La Belle Otero “. Gabriela Molina jdylle it really liked it Nov 17, The pair nonetheless remained happy on a country estate, with only a brief hiccup in their union before reuniting to remain together until his death.

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Simon Maxwell-Stewart rated it really liked it Dec 01, She died at LausanneSwitzerland. Love what you’re reading? The University of Melbourne.