Quelques Portraits-Sonnets de Femmes

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Quelques Portraits-Sonnets de Femmes
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First edition cover
AuthorNatalie Clifford Barney
CountryUnited States
PublisherLibrary Paul Ollendorf
Publication date
Media typePrint (Chapbook)

Quelques Portraits-Sonnets de Femmes is a poetry chapbook, by Natalie Clifford Barney, with watercolor illustrations by Alice Pike Barney.[1] It was published in an edition of 500, by Librarie Paul Ollendorf. The poems were dedicated to various women, by initials. The poems were criticized for being conventional. However, the radical subject matter of lesbianism caused a scandal.[2] Her father, Alfred Barney, bought up the copies and plates.[3]


  1. ^ Barbara Sicherman, Carol Hurd Green, eds. (1980). Notable American women: the modern period : a biographical dictionary. 4. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-62733-8.CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)
  2. ^ Suzanne Rodriguez. Wild Heart: A Life: Natalie Clifford Barney and the Decadence of Literary Paris. p. 115.
  3. ^ Shari Benstock (1986). Women of the Left Bank: Paris, 1900–1940. University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-0-292-79040-7.

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