George Sand
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George Sand
Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin (later Baroness Dudevant, best known by her pseudonym George Sand, was a French novelist and memoirist.
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Koenraad Goudeseune, Over Gustave Flaubert - Contrabas
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Van de overvloedige correspondentie van Gustave Flaubert, (une mer à boire) bieden de brieven die hij aan George Sand schreef en daarvan de laatste honderd bladzijden ons een prachtig beeld van hoe de meester uit Croisset over een en ander dacht,
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Helen Humphreys on why she chose to reconstruct a historical footnote - National Post (blog)
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He rubbed shoulders with Balzac, Chopin and George Sand, was made a member of the Académie française and the Senate, and fostered a friendship with Napoleon's niece. “There was so much that was fascinating in his life that I was just happy to deal with
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Parks and Recreation Showrunner Michael Schur Gives a Master Class on His ... - New York Magazine
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I have a new appreciation for Frasier because when I was a kid watching the show and he would make a reference to George Sand or something I would have no idea what he was talking about. Having been to high school and college I now have a new
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Finnish Fetish - Artforum
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I had not yet seen one of her contributions to the show, Endless Dreams and Water Between, a film about islands and proximity, with texts borrowed from writers as varied as George Sand and Gilles Deleuze. Jansson is, of course, the legendary author and
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Romantic Dining in Paris: the Ambiance Trap - About - News & Issues
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Some of the more genuinely romantic restaurants, like Lapérouse (pictured), set in a 17th century mansion with boudoir-style nooks for têtes-à-têtes, and once the haunt of George Sand or Emile Zola, don't particularly go out of their way to lure you in
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Sources of Madness—The Insane Thinkers of the Modern Age - Canada Free Press
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Writer George Sand called him “Saint Rousseau,” whereas the poet Shelly termed him a “sublime genius.” The philosopher Schiller claimed he was a “Christ-like soul for whom only Heaven's angels are fit company.” But those who actually knew Rousseau tell
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Lesson for the digital future - Malaysia Star
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Carrière's first contact with books was with the Bible in the church in the French village where he grew up; and also with George Sand's Valentine, a book that his father read over and over because he was fond of it. Eco recounts how he fell in love
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Boston area author readings Aug. 21-27 - Boston Globe (blog)
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Ciuraru examines the cases of women who adopted male names in order to be taken seriously, such as George Sand, born Amandine-Aurore-Lucile Dupin, and the Brontë sisters. Then there are others like George Orwell and Lewis Carroll who, Ciuraru writes,
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Trpceski Joins Intl Crew at Tuscan Sun Festival - MINA
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Chronicling the love story of renowned composer Frederic Chopin and infamous French writer and feminist Amandine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin, known as George Sand, the performance explores the development of their unusual relationship over a decade
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New products: iPad, MacBook cases - NorthJersey.com
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French brand Histoires de Parfums has created a library of masculine and feminine scents, inspired by such storied muses as Mata Hari, George Sand, Casanova and the Marquis de Sade. Our pick for a summer scent? The 1873 eau de parfum, inspired by the
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School colours may be off, but school spirit isn't - Montreal Gazette
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Harvey Stoliar, George Sand and Lenny Tucker are late-1950s grads. I was in the class of '65, by which time BBHS teams wore blue and orange unis. Baron Byng closed in 1980. The building was taken over by Sun Youth, and the Baron Byng alums are
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Remote Aleutian villages seek greenhouses - CanadianBusiness.com
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Now, Pletnikoff wants a greenhouse for Saint George. Sand Point wants one too, and Nikolski wants a second, larger one. Nikolski is 116 miles west of Unalaska and about 900 miles southwest of Anchorage. The island has grass, wild cattle and sheep
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Barneys New York's Simon Doonan on the Bow Tie—Its Comeback, Characteristics ... - Wall Street Journal
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There's nothing better than a woman having a George Sand moment, with some frothy necktie. A suit, menswear, it really can magnify your femininity à la Madonna or Marlene Dietrich. That was the whole idea behind Yves Saint Laurent's "Le Smoking," and
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Electrelane Week: Four Literary Destinations on Our Upcoming Tour - Drowned In Sound
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You can't actually go inside, but I still get a kick just from standing on the other side of the road, imagining all the great writers and artists (Picasso, Hemingway and George Sand to name but a few) that passed through its doors at the beginning of
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Hot Corner: Darren Clarke's story is a feel-good favorite - The Birmingham News - al.com
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Thomas Bjorn, who has a bunker named after him thanks to his final-round collapse in the Royal St. George's sand the last time the British Open was held there. - Phil Mickelson, the four-time major winner who had never found much success across the
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Réminiscence L'Incroyable Patchouli (2011) {New Fragrance - Limited Edition} - Mimi Froufrou
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If patchouli remains one of the most popular notes that one can smell in the air of Paris (see also US patchouli testimonials), it is due to a historical tradition (see Maître Gantier et Parfumeur George Sand), a taste predilection, and no doubt to
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BOOK REVIEW: 'Nom de Plume': Authors Use Pen Names for Many Reasons - HNN Huntingtonnews.net
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Bored by her aristocratic milieu, a cigar-smoking, cross-dressing baroness rejected the rules of propriety by having sexual liaisons with men and women alike, publishing novels and plays under the name George Sand. Painstakingly researched but still
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The return of Mallorca's Chuetas - Jerusalem Post
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Writers such as the Frenchwoman George Sand in the 19th century and Englishman Robert Graves in the 20th wrote about the Chuetas with much sympathy, lamenting the hatred to which they continued to be subjected by their fellow Mallorcans
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of George Sand
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1876
    Age 71
    George Sand died at Nohant, near Châteauroux, in France's Indre département on 8 June 1876, at the age of 71 and was buried in the grounds of her home there.
    More Details Hide Details In 2003, plans that her remains be moved to the Panthéon in Paris resulted in controversy. Sand's reputation came into question when she began sporting men's clothing in public, which she justified by the clothes being far sturdier and less expensive than the typical dress of a noblewoman at the time. In addition to being comfortable, Sand's male dress enabled her to circulate more freely in Paris than most of her female contemporaries, and gave her increased access to venues from which women were often barred, even women of her social standing. Also scandalous was Sand's smoking tobacco in public; neither peerage nor gentry had yet sanctioned the free indulgence of women in such a habit, especially in public (though Franz Liszt's paramour Marie d'Agoult affected this as well, smoking large cigars). These and other behaviors were exceptional for a woman of the early and mid-19th century, when social codes — especially in the upper classes — were of the utmost importance. As a consequence of many unorthodox aspects of her lifestyle, Sand was obliged to relinquish some of the privileges appertaining to a baroness, though the mores of the period did permit upper-class wives to live physically separate from their husbands, without losing face, provided the estranged couple exhibited no blatant irregularity to the outside world.
  • FORTIES
  • 1848
    Age 43
    When the 1848 Revolution began, Sand started her own newspaper, which was published in a workers' co-operative.
    More Details Hide Details This allowed her to publish more political essays. She wrote: "I cannot believe in any republic that starts a revolution by killing its own proletariat." She was known well in far reaches of the world, and her social practices, her writings and her beliefs prompted much commentary, often by other luminaries in the world of arts and letters. A few excerpts demonstrate much of what was often said about George Sand: The most widely used quote of her own is: "There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved."
  • THIRTIES
  • 1838
    Age 33
    A Winter in Majorca described the period that she and Chopin spent on that island from 1838 to 1839.
    More Details Hide Details Her other novels include Indiana (1832), Lélia (1833), Mauprat (1837), Le Compagnon du Tour de France (1840), Consuelo (1842–1843), and Le Meunier d'Angibault (1845). Theatre pieces and autobiographical pieces include Histoire de ma vie (1855), Elle et Lui (1859, about her affair with Musset), Journal Intime (posthumously published in 1926), and Correspondence. Sand often performed her theatrical works in her small private theatre at the Nohant estate. In addition, Sand authored literary criticism and political texts. She wrote many essays and published works establishing her socialist position. Because of her early life, she sided with the poor and working class as well as women's rights.
    In Majorca one can still visit the (then-abandoned) Carthusian monastery of Valldemossa, where she spent the winter of 1838–1839 with Chopin and her children.
    More Details Hide Details This trip to Majorca was described by her in Un hiver à Majorque (A Winter in Majorca), first published in 1841. Chopin was already ill with incipient tuberculosis (or, as has recently been suggested, cystic fibrosis) at the beginning of their relationship, and spending a winter in Majorca—where Sand and Chopin did not realize that winter was a time of rain and cold, and where they could not get proper lodgings—exacerbated his symptoms. They separated two years before his death for a variety of reasons. In her novel Lucrezia Floriani, Sand used Chopin as a model for a sickly Eastern European prince named Karol. He is cared for by a middle-aged actress past her prime, Lucrezia, who suffers a great deal through her affection for Karol. Though Sand claimed not to have made a cartoon out of Chopin, the book's publication and widespread readership may have exacerbated their antipathy to each other. However, the tipping point in their relationship involved her daughter Solange.
  • 1835
    Age 30
    In 1835, she was legally separated from Dudevant and took her children with her.
    More Details Hide Details Sand conducted affairs of varying duration with Jules Sandeau (1831), Prosper Mérimée, Alfred de Musset (summer 1833 – March 1835), Louis-Chrysostome Michel, Pierre-François Bocage, Charles Didier, Félicien Mallefille, Louis Blanc, and Frédéric Chopin (1837–1847). Later in life, she corresponded with Gustave Flaubert. Despite their obvious differences in temperament and aesthetic preference, they eventually became close friends. She engaged in an intimate friendship with actress Marie Dorval, which led to widespread but unconfirmed rumours of a lesbian affair. Letters written by Sand to Dorval made such references as "wanting you either in your dressing room or in your bed."
  • TWENTIES
  • 1831
    Age 26
    In early 1831, she left her husband and entered upon a four- or five-year period of "romantic rebellion."
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1822
    Age 17
    In 1822, at the age of eighteen, Sand married Casimir Dudevant (1795–1871; first name "François"), illegitimate son of Baron Jean-François Dudevant.
    More Details Hide Details She and Dudevant had two children: Maurice (1823–1889) and Solange (1828–1899).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1804
    Born
    Born on July 1, 1804.
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