Natalie Clifford Barney - 1876-1972 - Femme de lettres américaine, poétesse, lesbienne et intéressée par l'oeuvre perdue de Sappho, travaille à faire revivre l'histoire littéraire des femmes. Tient un salon littéraire pendant plus de 60 ans.

Natalie Clifford Barney - 1876-1972 - Femme de lettres américaine, poétesse, lesbienne et intéressée par l'oeuvre perdue de Sappho, travaille à faire revivre l'histoire littéraire des femmes. Tient un salon littéraire pendant plus de 60 ans.

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Natalie Clifford Barney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Natalie Clifford Barney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Barney provided a feminist theoretical framework which Vivien explored in her poetry. They adapted the imagery of the Symbolist poets along with the conventions of courtly love to describe love between women, also finding examples of heroic women in history and myth. Sappho was an especially important influence and they studied Greek so as to read the surviving fragments of her poetry in the original. Both wrote plays about her life.

Barney provided a feminist theoretical framework which Vivien explored in her poetry. They adapted the imagery of the Symbolist poets along with the conventions of courtly love to describe love between women, also finding examples of heroic women in history and myth. Sappho was an especially important influence and they studied Greek so as to read the surviving fragments of her poetry in the original. Both wrote plays about her life.

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Inside Natalie Clifford Barney's Salon at 20, rue Jacob, Paris
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Nathalie Barney & Rene Vivien " created an alternative academie des femmes against the male dominated academie francaise to promote female authors, and she hosted theatricals based on Sapphic rituals in her own home garden"

Nathalie Barney & Rene Vivien " created an alternative academie des femmes against the male dominated academie francaise to promote female authors, and she hosted theatricals based on Sapphic rituals in her own home garden"

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Natalie Clifford Barney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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