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by Susan Griffin

Category: Europe
Subcategory: History books
Author: Susan Griffin
ISBN: 0333900545
ISBN13: 978-0333900543
Language: English
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Limited; First British Edition edition (2002)
Pages: 320
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A Catalogue of Their Virtues. Broadway Books New York. The splendor in which the great courtesans lived is fabled. At times their riches grew to exceed those of their protectors.

A Catalogue of Their Virtues. They accumulated town houses, châteaux, villas, all decorated with frescoes and sculptures by important painters, with wood embellishments carved by the best craftsmen, endowed with precious materials-gold gilt, silver, crystal, marble, and onyx-and furnished with the finest antiques, silver services, porcelain vases, the most select china, and priceless tapestries. Their coaches rivaled those sported by the elite.

The Book of the Courtesan. has been added to your Cart. I adore Susan Griffin - her book, Woman and Nature, is one of the most important books of the 20th century - but somehow I had never gotten around to reading this book before. What an eye-opener about women's history written in profoundly intelligent and deeply sensual prose! I'm sadly getting to the last chapter as I would happily keep reading more for months, and I've gotten at least 3 or 4 other people turned on to it.

Her st Susan Griffin presents a fascinating and in depth look of the lives of some of the most independent, fiery . These, according to Griffin are their Virtues. the things which made the courtesans desirable in high society: Timing, Beauty,Cheek, Brilliance, Gaiety, Grace, and Charm.

Her st Susan Griffin presents a fascinating and in depth look of the lives of some of the most independent, fiery and well-educated women, from times when such qualities were generally frowned upon in "respectable" females. Though she references from greek and Roman days, and touches on personalities of the early 20th century, Griffin turns her gaze mostly to the courtesans of France from 1700 -1900. She also includes the dancer Nijinsky.

The Book of the Courtesans: a Catalogue of Their Virtues (2001). Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy: On Being an American Citizen (2008).

Poet and writer Susan Griffin is famously provocative, though her provocation .

They charmed some of Europe's most illustrious men, honing their social skills as well as their sexual ones, and accumulating wealth, fame, and power along the way. Unlike their geisha counterparts, courtesans didn't lived in brothels or bend their wills to suit their suitors.

Offering the first comprehensive tour of their worlds, Susan Griffins celebrates these first feminists and hails their .

Offering the first comprehensive tour of their worlds, Susan Griffins celebrates these first feminists and hails their virtues: Timing, Beauty, Cheek, Brilliance, Gaiety, Grace, and Charm.

VERONICA FRANCO, By an unknown author in Praise of Verona, where Franco is staying BENEATH A THIN veneer of intellectual associations, brilliance is fundamentally a sensual word. to the taste of vintage wine, a musical performance, a scientific theorem, a witty remark, or a quality of intelligence, the metaphor evokes a particular kind of light-a light that not only reveals whatever lies in its path but is also pleasing, even thrilling, in itself.

Griffin traces the role and influence of coutesans in Western society from Mme. de Pompadour to Liane de. .Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. de Pompadour to Liane de Pougy to Sarah Bernhardt. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

Susan Griffin’s Wrestling with The Angel of Democracy: On Being an American Citizen (Trumpeter), continues what .

Susan Griffin’s Wrestling with The Angel of Democracy: On Being an American Citizen (Trumpeter), continues what she began in A Chorus of Stones (a New York Times Notable Book ) as the third volume of what she calls a social autobiography, and seems especially relevant as Americans face a presidential election that has the potential to turn our country toward true. environmental stewardship, diplomacy untainted by war, and a fairer and more consistent form of democracy.

This title offers an unprecedented, provocative look at the extraordinary world of the great courtesans, from Veronica Franco, who graced the palazzi of sixteenth-century Venice, and Madame de Pompadour, the arbiter of all things fashionable at Versailles, to La Belle Otero of the Grand Boulevards of fin-de-siecle Paris, who frequently sported jewel-encrusted garters, and Marion Davies who took Hollywood by storm. "The Book of the Courtesans" enticingly illustrates the intricacies of their lavish lifestyles and their incredible life stories and further reveals how these cunning women seized the opportunity to become the West's first female liberators, free to choose their own lovers and command remarkable respect. 'A manifesto for flirtation. After all, the qualities that the courtesans exploited to achieve influence and riches are still those that are most likely to ensnare a man today. I intend to give a copy to all my singleton friends' - Rowan Pelling, "Mail on Sunday". 'A eulogy to femininity, an essay on what sets certain women apart. Surrender to it: "The Book of the Courtesans" is as seductive as the women it describes' - Lucy Moore, "Sunday Times".
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