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Author: Scudéry, Madeleine de

Pseudonyms:Sapho - La Muse du Marais
Spouse/other names:Scudéri, Magdeleine de
Year of birth:1607
Year of death:1701
About her personal situation:standardizingjul12jdg: Origin • Location where born : Le Havre • Locations where lived : Le Havre | Paris • Location where died : Paris 02-06-1701 National identity • Nationality : French • Mother tongue : French Marital status : - single Number of children : 0 Social class : unknown Religion/ideology : unknown Health: - deaf (later in life)

Relations to other authors: Friend of L'Héritier de Villandon, Marie-Jeanne

Friend of Descartes, Catherine
Friend of Dupré, Marie

About her professional situation:standardizingjul12jdg: Writing under - name of brother Profession(s) and activities : - fiction writer - salonnière Languages in which she published : - French Collaboration/connections with male authors : - Georges de Scudéry (brother) Financial aspects of her career: - Lived by her pen Memberships : - Académie des Ricovrati
Elements of bibliography:Mentioned in: - La Porte 1769 I, 142-286 - Alletz - Sauvigny - Du Pin - Guillaume - La Croix - La Forge - Keralio - Boudier de Villemert 1778 - Briquet 1804 - Sainte-Beuve, Causeries du Lundi, IV, 138 et 140 (José-Luis Diaz, "Sainte-Beuve chez les Muses", in Romantisme no 77, 1992, p.79 n.11) - Jacquinet, Les femmes de France poètes et prosateurs, 1886 - Henri Carton, Histoire des femmes ecrivains de la France, 1886 - Desplantes et Pouthier, 1890 - Larnac, Histoire de la littérature féminine en France, 1921 - Moulin, La poésie féminine, 1966, p.172 - Mitterand, Littérature XVIIe 1987 p. 56, 61-63, 89-93 (50, 51, 59, 80, 273) - Buck, Guide to women's literature, 1992. - Lettres européennes (Dutch version 1994) II, 468-70, 481. - Debeljak, Pregled, 1912 Cf. - DeJean, Tender Geographies, 1991. - Anne E. Duggan, Salonnières, Furies, and Fairies: The Politics of Gender and Cultural Change in Absolutist France. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2005.
Websites: Women Writers' Networks: list La Porte 1769
SIEFAR: Boudier de Villemert
Other Womens Voices
Early Modern French Women Writers: biography
SIEFAR: Briquet
Madeleine Scudéry on Wikipedia

Editors: Emma van den Eynde (update on 12 December 2009)
Emma van den Eijnde (update on 22 May 2010)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 12 October 2010)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 07 March 2011)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 13 May 2012)
Janouk de Groot (update on 13 July 2012)
Tanja Badalic (update on 22 August 2012)
Janouk de Groot (update on 22 August 2012)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 16 February 2013)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 10 March 2014)

Works written by this author

E 1 *Madeleine de Scudéry, the author ()
E 2 Almahide, ou l'esclave reine (1663)
E 3 Artamène, ou le Grand Cyrus (1649)
E 4 Clélie, histoire romaine (1660)
E 5 Conversations morales (1686)
E 6 Conversations nouvelles sur divers sujets, .. (1685)
E 7 Conversations sur divers sujets (Scudéry) (1680)
E 8 Célinte, nouvelle première (1661)
E 9 Discours sur la gloire (1671)
E 10 Entretiens de morale (1692)
E 11 Ibrahim, ou l'illustre Bassa (1641)
E 12 La morale du Monde (1686)
E 13 Les Femmes illustres, ou les harangues héroïques (1642)
E 14 Mathilde [d'Aguilar]. Dédié à Monsieur, frère unique du Roy. (1667)

Authors read by this author

Xreception 1 Descartes, Catherine   -   *Vers
Xreception 2 Schurman, Anna Maria van   -   *Question célèbre