A Passion Between Women: The Case of Germaine de Staël and Juliette Récamier

  title={A Passion Between Women: The Case of Germaine de Sta{\"e}l and Juliette R{\'e}camier},
  author={A. Wolfgang},
  journal={Women in French Studies},
  pages={66 - 78}
  • A. Wolfgang
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology
  • Women in French Studies
In this article, I explore the passionate relationship between woman of letters Germaine de Staël and socialite Juliette Récamier in post-revolutionary France. To recontextualize this relationship from a minor friendship, as it has most often been viewed, to a major love relationship in both women's lives, I examine what Staël and Récamier themselves had to say about each other throughout their twenty-year friendship, and explore the significance of this passionate alliance. By examining… Expand


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