Yvée Jourdan. by POUGY, Liane de.

Yvée Jourdan. by POUGY, Liane de.

~ Yvée Jourdan. Paris: l’Édition moderne, Ambert, [ 1908].

8vo (190 × 125 mm), pp. 276. Lightly browned. Original grey wrappers. Slightly chipped, but a good copy.

First edition: a sapphic novel (a sequel to De Pougy’s Yvée Lester published two year previously). De Pougy was the pseudonym of Anne Marie Chassaigne, celebrated Parisian dancer and courtesan. Escaping to Paris after an abusive early marriage, she dabbled in acting and prostitution, becoming a regular user of cocaine and opium, a writer, and a star of the Folies bergères. She had numerous relationships with women, notably Natalie Clifford Barney, recorded in her novel Idylle Saphique, published in 1901.

Keywords: french, gay, literature, women
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