[Ebook] ↠ Mes cahiers bleus (Plon) Author Liane de Pougy – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk

10 thoughts on “Mes cahiers bleus (Plon)

  1. says:

    A book of immeasurable value, a postcard from another age Here is a woman who flourished in the 1880s and 1890s although she is writing in the period 1919 1941 who can speak to this age and this reader This is a journal, and is marked by lack of pretension, realism and extreme honesty Famous names abound Proust, Max Jacob, Poulenc, Coco Chanel but the underlying story is a love story It is the love story of Liane and Nathalie Barney, and the love story of Liane and Georges Ghika The A book of immeasurable value, a postcard from another age Here is a woman who flourished in the 1880s and 1890s although she is writing in the period 1919 1941 who can speak to this age and this reader This is a journal, and is marked by lack of pretension, realism and extreme honesty Famous names abound Proust, Max Jacob, Poulenc, Coco Chanel but the underlying story is a love story It is the love story of Liane and Nathalie Barney, and the love story of Liane and Georges Ghika The story is marked by reticence, by a finesse one recognises as a characteristic of pre world war European culture In itself this is a disturbing measure of how our world has been transformed, and lessened, by the loss of cultural standards as a result of the extermination of the cultured class in the wars Liane portrays herself as human, as ignorant, as determined to survive, as damaged by her origins and her associates, and as someone who succeeded on the path of the artiste , the beautiful woman who successfully sells herself while allegedly practising an art She knew and admired Sarah Bernhardt, and pays tribute to her dominant gift, her marvellous voice It is said that Nathalie Barney was the love of Liane s life, and Liane s journal bears this out by what it does not say, by what it does not reveal Every statement about Nathalie, who rejected Liane s love to play the field, reveals a woman who had given all of herself, unaffected by the distance and lack of contact with Nathalie Liane was one of the great romantics Her romanticism makes of her a great contemporary, of all eras This sensitivity married to such pragmatism and determination makes Liane someone to value and respect How sad that modern readers have rejected her book because it does not reveal intimate lesbian details of who touched who where Perhaps lesbianism in the 1890s was a bitinnocent than it is now Liane is someone I like enormously, and I am sad that I was only four years old when she died, for I would have liked to know her In a sense, a poignant one, I know her through these notebooks

  2. says:

    You d think that someone who d lived such an extraordinary life would have some interesting tales to tell or at least good gossip Instead, it s boring, decades old non gossip, largely about her own vanity It is also a late middle aged Princess lamenting her wasted youth, lost beauty, and how terribly hard it is to be rich and idle Saucy details Not so much She keeps alluding to alleged affairs, but then lapsing into these faux reveries and self recriminations It s not that you get no sense You d think that someone who d lived such an extraordinary life would have some interesting tales to tell or at least good gossip Instead, it s boring, decades old non gossip, largely about her own vanity It is also a late middle aged Princess lamenting her wasted youth, lost beauty, and how terribly hard it is to be rich and idle Saucy details Not so much She keeps alluding to alleged affairs, but then lapsing into these faux reveries and self recriminations It s not that you get no sense of the woman or her life, so much as that the picture of the woman that emerges is tediously vain, shallow, self absorbed, smugly entitled and venal in uncharming and utterly tactless ways I don t know what I expected, but it wasn t this tedious mess

  3. says:

    The kind of woman I hope to have been in a previous life Liane de Pougy Princess Ghika had a charming, jaded yet naive voice that begs to be read again and again I adore her.

  4. says:

    Soon This was fun, but it was also an interesting look at what went on during France s interwar years as seen through the lens of one woman s experiences Jean Lorrain has multiple mentions Butsoon.

  5. says:

    I thought this would be a lotinteresting than it turned out to be There were glimpses of what might have been turned into a beautiful novel on grief when she was talking about the terrible losses that she had gone through in her life But the notebooks moved between this and the banal and boring detail of everyday life, and often remained entirely superficial.

  6. says:

    Very interesting.

  7. says:

    This was a true diary of one of the most famous courtesans of the Belle Epoque She doesn t try to make it into a lyrical story, but rather includes everyday occurrences and details which bring that time period to life I do wish it had included the years prior to 1914, but she does include some anecdotes of events which happened during her heyday The honesty is refreshing and you see her self image fluctuate wildly between self satisfaction and desolate inadequacy What I found most entertaini This was a true diary of one of the most famous courtesans of the Belle Epoque She doesn t try to make it into a lyrical story, but rather includes everyday occurrences and details which bring that time period to life I do wish it had included the years prior to 1914, but she does include some anecdotes of events which happened during her heyday The honesty is refreshing and you see her self image fluctuate wildly between self satisfaction and desolate inadequacy What I found most entertaining was how she detailed her friendships, one day lavishing praise on one and the next numbering his her faults A must read for those interested in the Belle Epoque

  8. says:

    I love the wit in her writing It is very diary like, so it sometimes is quite scattered in thoughtsso pay attention.

  9. says:

    Such an enjoyable romp They just don t make them like that any An intimate closeup look at the life of a courtesan who had it all I loved it.

  10. says:

    Not nearly as interesting as I had hoped.

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