Lélia #2020

Lélia By George Sand Maria Espinosa L lia Regarded as one of Sand s best novels L lia is an important document in the evolution of women s consciousness Published in when Sand was it stunned Victorians by advocating the same standa
  • Title: Lélia
  • Author: George Sand Maria Espinosa
  • ISBN: 9780253202468
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lélia By George Sand Maria Espinosa Regarded as one of Sand s best novels, L lia is an important document in the evolution of women s consciousness Published in 1833, when Sand was 29, it stunned Victorians by advocating the same standard of morality for men and women and by suggesting that both the prostitute and the married woman were slaves to male desire Sand also questioned monogamy, fidelity, and monRegarded as one of Sand s best novels, L lia is an important document in the evolution of women s consciousness Published in 1833, when Sand was 29, it stunned Victorians by advocating the same standard of morality for men and women and by suggesting that both the prostitute and the married woman were slaves to male desire Sand also questioned monogamy, fidelity, and monastic celibacy She later made an unsuccessful attempt to revise the book and to expunge its despair and skepticism.Although Sand wrote copiously, until recently only a handful of her books were available in English This first English translation of L lia is an excellent rendering, capturing the raptures, the mysticism, and the nineteenth century flavor of its eternally fascinating subject.
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    1. George Sand Maria Espinosa

      Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin, later Baroness French baronne Dudevant 1 July 1804 8 June 1876 , best known by her pseudonym George Sand French pronunciation s d , was a French novelist She is considered by some a feminist although she refused to join this movement She is regarded as the first French female novelist to gain a major reputation.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 freely in Paris than most of her female contemporaries could, 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, interestingly, the s of the period did permit upper class wives to live physically separated from their husbands, without losing face, provided the estranged couple exhibited no blatant irregularity to the outside world.Poet Charles Baudelaire was a contemporary critic of George Sand She is stupid, heavy and garrulous Her ideas on morals have the same depth of judgment and delicacy of feeling as those of janitresses and kept women The fact that there are men who could become enamoured of this slut is indeed a proof of the abasement of the men of this generation However, other luminaries in the world of arts and letters did not necessarily agree with Baudelaire, a few quotes will suffice She was a thinking bosom and one who overpowered her young lovers, all Sybil a Romantic V.S Pritchett writer What a brave man she was, and what a good woman Ivan Turgenev novelist The most womanly woman Alfred de Musset poet George Sand died at Nohant, near Ch teauroux, in France s Indre d partement on 8 June 1876, at the age of 71 and was buried in the grounds of her home there.

    520 thoughts on “Lélia”

    1. It s a very long time since I have read this in my youth and was just reminded of it by something else and so just adding it now Before bra burning and Germaine Greer there was George Sand She was a major influence on the way I thought about equality generally and to think that she was from the 1800 s inspired me to believe many impossible things were inf act possible I particularly liked her relationship with Flaubert and their equal meeting of minds I very much recommend her autobiography expu [...]


    2. Sand published two different versions of her controversial L lia, a bold statement for its time on a young woman s bewilderment regarding how society s expectations of her as well as her own confused sexual desires were hindering and frustrating her search for self The first L lia, which appeared in 1833, is a shorter, less developed story than the 1839 version In the earlier publication, the conflicts are the same, but the ending is violent the title heroine is strangled to death by a crazed p [...]


    3. Qui es tu Et pourquoi ton amour fait il tant de mal Il doit y avoir en toi quelque affreux myst re inconnu aux hommes A coup sur tu n es pas un tre p tri du m me limon et anim de la m me vie que nous Tu es un ange ou un d mon, mais tu n es pas une cr ature humaine Pourquoi nous cacher ta nature et ton origine Pourquoi habiter parmi nous qui ne pouvons te suffire ni te comprendre Si tu viens de Dieu, parle et nous t adorerons Si tu viens de l enfer Toi venir de l enfer Toi si belle et si pure Les [...]


    4. Ok first of all, I read this a because I have wanted to fill in the gap in my Sand reading for a while, and b because I intend to assign this to students in a Sand seminar I will teach next Fall So, I read Lelia in a rather amazingly well researched edition, in the Garnier Flammarion edition prepared by Pierre Reboul, who seems to have ready EVERY novel of late 18th and early 19th century that might have influenced Sand His text shows the extent to which Sand seems to owe her ideas to everyone e [...]


    5. I tend to get immersed in a writer and read until I run out of interest If Lelia had been the first book by George Sand I read, it would have been the last Sand loved the theater, and many of the monologues in this somewhat epistolary novel remind me of histrionic actors ranting from soapboxes It took tremendous fortitude on my part to get through some of these letter speeches.Fortunately, I started with the novels Horace, then Indiana, and the biographies by Maurois Lelia and Howe George Sand i [...]


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    7. Maybe I missed the point of this book, but I couldn t appreciate it Lelia is not really a novel the characters are symbolic allegorical than realistic and there is barely a plot Instead, the book is comprised of various long, disjointed essays and dramatic monologues that the characters speak While I appreciate some of Sand s writing there are a few gorgeous descriptions, especially of natural scenery , overall Lelia dragged on and on and I find myself hard pressed to see the point Lelia hersel [...]


    8. This was a good book, but it took me a long time to read I do most of my reading at night before bed and I did not have the energy to concentrate that this book required most of the time probably because it was written in French almost 200 years ago It was way ahead of its time, very feminist Interesting book.


    9. This book is at times brilliant, in particular the ending, but there are too many long, overly romantic passages to earn the mighty five stars The young poet Stenio s raging denunciation of the poor, mad, monk Magnus, and, in essence, his religion, is like reading lightning passing through your pupils Wicked.


    10. This is far challenging than other books by Sand Lelia published 1833 when Sand is 29 has what felt like en entirely different quality and structure A dazzling portrait of opulence and oppression Not the easiest read Intriguing psychological depth Her story in it s extravagance says something about collective unconscious form and a time place in history.



    11. Certainly not as readable as my previous George Sand book When you read fiction, even though the author may be famous, it has to be enjoyable and not a chore.Ce roman n est pas pour moi.


    12. George Sand is a beautiful writer I love what she stands for but holy moly I HATED L lia I literally could not bring myself to give a damn about any of these characters throughout the entirety of the book, ugh I wanted to like this so much but literally wanted to throw it against the wall the entire time I was reading it I m sorry but no no no no no


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