Ninon de Lenclos

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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As a young woman, Ninon de Lenclos announced, "From this moment on, I am becoming a man.
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.