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Author: Épinay, Louise de

Spouse/other names:Tardieu d'Esclavelles, marquise d'Épinay
Year of birth:1726
Year of death:1783
About her personal situation:*MENTORAT standardizingjul12jdg: Origin • Location where born : Valenciennes 12-03-1726 • Locations where lived : Paris, Valenciennes • Location where died : Paris 17-04-1783 National identity • Nationality : French • Mother tongue : French Marital status : married, separated, liaison (with Charles Louis Dupin de Francueil) Number of children : 4 (2 sons, 2 daughters) Social class : nobility Religion/ideology : unknown

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About her professional situation:*PRISE=PAROLE=PUBLIQUE "ciritique litteraire"/juge informelle, cf lettre de Diderot à Sophie Volland (1-12-1760): [...] Nous plaidions avec chaleur, comme il arrivera toujours quand on aura des femmes pour juges. Mlle de Valory, Mme d'Epinay, Mme d' Holbach siégèrent [..]. Published for children. standardizingjul12jdg: Publishing under: - unknown Profession(s) and activities : - memoirist - salonnière - writer for children Languages in which she published : - French Collaboration/connections with male authors / historical figures : - Diderot - Richardson - Rousseau - Voltaire Memberships : unknown Financial aspects: - unknown
Elements of bibliography:Ferdinando Galiani et Louise d’Epinay, Correspondance. Edition Georges Dulac et Daniel Maggetti. Paris, Desjonquères, 1992-1997, 5 vols. Mentioned in: - Briquet 1804 - Sainte-Beuve, Causeries du Lundi, II, 148(Jose Luis Diaz, "Sainte-Beuve chez les Muses", in Romantisme no 77, 1992, p.85 n.6) - Jacquinet, Les femmes de France poètes et prosateurs, 1886 - Larnac, Histoire de la littérature féminine en France, 1921 - Laffont/Bompiani: remarquable correspondance, relations avec Grimm, Diderot, Rousseau, Voltaire. - Mitterand, Littérature XVIIIe 1987 (p. 166, 177, 256) - Buck, Guide to women's literature, 1992: "Suggests [in her work] that through serious study women could cultivate the inner resources needed to survive their restrictive social condition." - Debeljak, Pregled, 1912 Cf. Mary Trouille, “La femme mal mariée: Madame d'Epinay's challenge to Julie and Emile”, dans Suzan van Dijk, Lia van Gemert, Sheila Ottway (éd.). Writing the history of women’s writing. Toward an international approach. Amsterdam, K.N.A.W., 2001, pp.171-182. -- , Sexual politics in the Enlightenment : women writers read Rousseau. Albany, NY, State University of New York Press, 1997. Badinter, Elisabeth, Emilie, Emilie. L'ambition féminine au XVIIIe siècle. Paris, Flammarion, 1983. Weinreb, Ruth Plaut, "Madame d'Epinay's contributions to the Correspondance littéraire". In: Studies in eighteenth-century culture 18 (1988), pp.389-403. --, Eagle in a gauze cage: Louise d'Epinay, femme de lettres. New York, AMS Press, 1993.
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Editors: Emma van den Eynde (update on 12 December 2009)
Janouk de Groot (update on 18 May 2012)
Janouk de Groot (update on 18 July 2012)
Tanja Badalic (update on 22 August 2012)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 02 January 2013)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 02 January 2013)

Works written by this author

E 1 *Louise de Epinay, the author ()
E 2 Contributions à la Correspondance Littéraire ()
E 3 Conversations d'Emilie (1774)
E 4 Histoire de Madame de Montbrillant (1780)
E 5 Lettres à mon fils (1759)
E 6 Mes moments heureux (1758)
E 7 Mémoires de Madame d'Epinay (1863)

Authors read by this author

Xreception 1 Boufflers, Marquise de   -   Dans mon printemps ...
Xreception 2 Genlis, Stéphanie Félicité de   -   Théâtre à l'usage des jeunes personnes
Xreception 3 Lambert, Anne-Thérèse de   -   Oeuvres [Madame de Lambert]
Xreception 4 Sévigné, Marie de   -   Lettres [de Madame de Sévigné]