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by Anna Livia,Lucie Delarue-Mardrus

  • Author: Anna Livia,Lucie Delarue-Mardrus
  • ISBN: 081475080X
  • ISBN13: 978-0814750803
  • ePub: 1725 kb | FB2: 1738 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: World Literature
  • Publisher: NYU Press (July 1, 1995)
  • Pages: 246
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 691
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The Angel and the Perverts (The Cutting Edge: Lesbian Life and Literature Series) ePub download

Lucie Delarue-Mardrus lived during the golden age of lesbian literature: Paris in the 1920s

Lucie Delarue-Mardrus lived during the golden age of lesbian literature: Paris in the 1920s. Her work, like that of her pals Renee Vivien, Sarah Bernhardt, and Natalie Barney, explores the boundaries of gender, sex, and desire. This first English translation of The Angel and the Perverts tells the story of Marion/Mario, a hermaphrodite who travels as easily through lesbian salons as s/he does through gay men's dope dens. The rediscovery of this lost classic contributes much to contemporary gender studies. And the plot and style are a hoot.

Lucie Delarue-Mardrus lived during the golden age of lesbian literature: Paris in the 1920s

Lucie Delarue-Mardrus lived during the golden age of lesbian literature: Paris in the 1920s.

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Lucie Delarue-Mardrus lived during the golden age of lesbian literature: Paris in the 1920s.

Set in the lesbian and gay circles of Paris in the 1920s, The Angel and the Perverts tells the story of a hermaphrodite born to upper class parents in Normandy and ignorant of his/her physical difference. As an adult, s/he lives a double life as Marion/Mario, passing undetected as a lesbian in the literary salons of the times, and as a gay man in the cocaine dens made famous by Colette.

Livia also places Delarue-Mardrus's life in a lesbian context for the first .

Livia also places Delarue-Mardrus's life in a lesbian context for the first time and decodes this delightful novel so that readers will feel quite at home in Mario/Marion's unusual world, which runs the gamut from Auguste Rodin to Jean Cocteau and Sarah Bernhardt. Lucie Delarue-Mardrus was just as popular, publishing more than 70 books in her lifetime, but here she takes a more serious, and more scathing, line on the lesbian novel.

Livia also places Delarue-Mardrus's life in a lesbian context for the first time and . Set in the lesbian and gay circles of Paris in the 1920s, The Angel and the Perverts tells the story of a hermaphrodite born to upper class parents in Normandy and ignorant of his/her physical difference. Delarue-Mardrus's novel belongs to a category of literature, written between the turn of the century and approximately 1930, which depicted lesbians as members of a third sex.

Lucie Delarue-Mardrus, Anna Livia.

Lesbian Life and Literature. by Lucie Delarue-Mardrus translated and with an introduction by Anna Livia. Heterosexual Plots and Lesbian Narratives. Spinsters and Lesbians: Independent Womanhood in the United States, 1890–1930 and 1950–1980. She is currently working on a book entitled Decoding Desire in Virginia Woolf’s Fiction. PATRICIA JULIANA SMITH is Visiting Professor of English at the University of Connecticut.

Lucie Delarue-Mardrus (3 November 1874 in Honfleur – 26 April 1945 ) was a French journalist, poet, novelist, sculptor, historian and designer. She was a prolific writer who produced more than 70 books. In France, she is best known for her poem beginning with the line "L'odeur de mon pays était dans une pomme" ("In an apple I held the smell of my native land. ) Her writings express her love of travel and her love for her native Normandy

Set in the lesbian and gay circles of Paris in the 1920s, The Angel and the Perverts tells the story of a hermaphrodite born to upper class parents in Normandy and ignorant of his/her physical difference. As an adult, s/he lives a double life as Marion/Mario, passing undetected as a lesbian in the literary salons of the times, and as a gay man in the cocaine dens made famous by Colette.

Delarue-Mardrus's novel belongs to a category of literature, written between the turn of the century and approximately 1930, which depicted lesbians as members of a third sex. The hermaphrodite became the visual representation of the ways in which lesbians were different from their heterosexual sisters, and Rene Vivien, Natalie Clifford Barney, Rachilde, and Colette, among others, shared Delarue-Mardrus's fascination with the topic.

This is the first translation into English of The Angel and the Perverts. In an astute introduction, Anna Livia rereads Lucie Delarue-Mardrus as a prolific and significant writer, despite the fact that previous scholars viewed her primarily as the wife of the scholar and translator Joseph-Charles Mardrus. Livia also places Delarue-Mardrus's life in a lesbian context for the first time and decodes this delightful novel so that readers will feel quite at home in Mario/Marion's unusual world, which runs the gamut from Auguste Rodin to Jean Cocteau and Sarah Bernhardt.

Anarius
Wonderful story and characterization of Lorna Wells based on the author's personal knowledge of Natalie Barney. Women don't write like this anymore; it is a bygone era's sytle of writing which is supurb. If you have any interest in women of the Left Bank, buy this book.
Celak
Got this book to use as a source for a lesbian lit class. Was able to compare to other books and story-lines for a decent paper...
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