Ninon de Lenclos

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Lenclos, Ninon de

(nēnôN` də läNklō`), 1620–1705, French beauty and wit. Her real name was Anne de Lenclos. She numbered among her many lovers and friends such eminent men as the Great Condé, La Rochefoucauld, and Saint-Évremond. She gathered in her Paris salon a circle of wits and literary figures.

Bibliography

See biography by E. H. Cohen (1970).


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, 1620–1705, French beauty and wit. Her real name was Anne de Lenclos. She numbered among her many lovers and friends such eminent men as the Great Condé, La Rochefoucauld, and Saint-Évremond.
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Pour faire un exemple banal, les hommes qui se trouvent dans un sanctuaire quelconque d'Artemis, sont forcement lies a la deesse, au moins pendant leur sejour dans lenclos sacre, alors que ceux qui sont au milieu de l'agora ou dans l'assemblee sont lies les uns aux autres par les liens sociaux que le lieu lui-meme institue.
The Lettres de Ninon de Lenclos were well-known, and in 1782 a publisher brought out a new edition with the enticing title Lettres de Ninon de Lenclos au marquis de Sevigne, avec sa vie: Nouvelle edition, augmentee d'une infinite de Notes & de Remarques philosophiques trouvees dans les papiers de M.
This problem has been studied previously -for example in the papers of Efimov (1990), Griber (2008), Hawel (2002), Lenclos (2003), Noury L.
As a young woman, Ninon de Lenclos announced, "From this moment on, I am becoming a man.
Others, such as Sophie Mereau, concentrated largely, but not exclusively, on creating a female literary canon (Madame de Lafayette, Ninon de Lenclos, Maria de Zayas, but also Boccaccio).
This was the salon, where the likes of the Marquise de Rambouillet, the Marquise de Sevigne, La Grande Mademoiselle, Madame de Lafayette, Madame de Longueville, Mademoiselle de Scudery, and Ninon de Lenclos in the seventeenth century, and of Madame du Deffand, Madame Geoffrin, Julie de Lespinasse, and Madame de Stael in the eighteenth, would entertain the likes of Pascal, La Rochefoucauld, La Bruyere, Diderot, and Voltaire--where sociability, politesse, gallantry, upward mobility, the modern novel, and maybe even performance art were all invented, just in time for the Terror to consume them.
Colors of the World by Jean-Philippe and Dominique Lenclos, WW Norton, pb, pp288, 40 [pounds sterling]
In a dialogue between two old people who write to each other and give accounts of their lives and thoughts, she says to him: "If only I could think like Madame Chevreuse, who when she was dying, believed that she was about to speak to all her friends in the other world, it would be a wonderful thought" -- Ninon de Lenclos, Lettere sulla vecchiaia.
If I had neither father nor mother I would be a Ninon, perhaps"--in a reference to Ninon de Lenclos, the famous seventeenth-century courtesan.
Ad esempio critica l'impietosa liquidazione della bellezza femminile decretata anzitempo da autori come la La Rochefoucauld, Stendhal o Hofmannsthal, offrendo l'immagine di Ninon de Lenclos, ispiratrice di carnali passioni fino oltre i settantanni ("Il caldo autunno di Ninon de Lenclos").
The ones that came at the right time were the books of "sexual education," like Gamiani, Ninon de Lenclos and others, which made me dream constantly of scandalous nights and bacchanals in convents.