Thursday, August 23, 2012

On August 23

Juliette Adam, 1896
On this day in ...
... 1936, just months shy of her 100th birthday, Juliette Adam died in Callian, a village in southeastern France. The daughter of a physician, she'd become a published writer by her early 20s; her feminist work, Idées antiproudhoniennes sur l'amour, la femme et le mariage, defended 2 women who published under male pseudonyms (and also were known for carrying on love affairs), Marie D'Agoult/Daniel Stern and Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin/Baroness Dudevant/George Sand. Adam's career also included: as a writer, novels, gossipy memoirs, and essays on geopolitics; as an editor-publisher, the "influential" Nouvelle Revue; as a hostess, a salon populated by members of the republican movement of the 1870s.

(Prior August 23 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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