Women Lovers, Or The Third Woman

Hardcover | June 15, 2016

byNatalie Clifford BarneyEditorChelsea RayIntroduction byMelanie C. Hawthorne

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This long-lost novel recounts a passionate triangle of love and loss among three of the most daring women of belle époque Paris. In this barely disguised roman à clef, the legendary American heiress, writer, and arts patron Natalie Clifford Barney, the dashing Italian baroness Mimi Franchetti, and the beautiful French courtesan Liane de Pougy share erotic liaisons that break all taboos and end in devastation as one unexpectedly becomes the “third woman.” Never before published in English, and only recently published in French, this modernist, experimental work has been brought to light by Chelsea Ray’s research and translation.

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This long-lost novel recounts a passionate triangle of love and loss among three of the most daring women of belle époque Paris. In this barely disguised roman à clef, the legendary American heiress, writer, and arts patron Natalie Clifford Barney, the dashing Italian baroness Mimi Franchetti, and the beautiful French courtesan Liane d...

Natalie Clifford Barney (1876–1972) was an American-born writer of poems, epigrams, and memoirs. She was also well known for her weekly salon in Paris that drew avant-garde writers, artists, musicians, and intellectuals to her home for more than sixty years. Chelsea Ray is an associate professor of French and comparative literature at ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:June 15, 2016Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0299306909

ISBN - 13:9780299306908

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Acknowledgments                 
Introduction by Melanie C. Hawthorne                    
Translator’s Essay by Chelsea Ray                
 
Women Lovers, or The Third Woman

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“Leaps energetically to life. . . . [This] autobiographical, sprightly 1926 novel of a Belle Époque lesbian love triangle [is] appearing in English for the first time.”—Shelf Awareness