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Benedetta Craveri

Benedetta Craveri is a professor of French literature at the University of Tuscia, Viterbo, and the Istituto Universitario Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples. She regularly contributes to The New York Review of Books and to the cultural pages of the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. Her books include Madame du Deffand and Her World, La Vie privée du Maréchal de Richelieu, and Amanti e regine: Il potere delle donne. She is married to a French diplomat.

Madame de Maintenon; seventeenth-century enamel miniature by Jean Petitot the Elder

Fly High & Fall

The Secret Wife of Louis XIV: Françoise d'Aubigné, Madame de Maintenon

by Veronica Buckley

March 25, 2010 issue

A Very Grand Girl

La Grande Mademoiselle at the Court of France, 1627–1693

by Vincent J. Pitts

Against Marriage: The Correspondence of La Grande Mademoiselle Anne-Marie-Louise d'Orléans

edited and translated from the French by Joan DeJean

August 14, 2003 issue

Talk!

L'Art de la conversation

edited by Jacqueline Hellegouarc'h, with a preface by Marc Fumaroli

'De l'air galant' et autres Conversations (1653-1686): Pour une étude de l'archive galante

by Madeleine de Scudéry, edited by Delphine Denis

Correspondence: Models of Letter-Writing from the Middle Ages to the Nineteenth Century

by Roger Chartier and Alain Boureau and Cécile Dauphin, translated by Christopher Woodall

Les Caractères

by Jean de La Bruyère, edited by Louis Van Delft

January 20, 2000 issue

Venice: Going for Glory

The Death of the Child Valerio Marcello

by Margaret L. King

The Honest Courtesan: Veronica Franco, Citizen and Writer in Sixteenth-Century Venice

by Margaret F. Rosenthal

April 6, 1995 issue

The Lost Art

Cartesian Women: Versions and Subversions of Rational Discourse in the Old Regime

by Erica Harth

Watteau's Painted Conversations: Art, Literature, and Talk in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century France

by Mary Vidal

December 2, 1993 issue

Conqueror of Paris

A Woman, a Man, and Two Kingdoms: The Story of Madame d'Epinay and the Abbæ Galiani

by Francis Steegmuller

Ferdinando Galiani, Louise d'Epinay Correspondance Vol. I (1769–1770)

by (The Correspondance will comprise five volumes to appear annually.), edited by Georges Dulac and Daniel Maggetti

Eagle in a Gauze Cage: Louise d'Epinay, femme de lettres

by Ruth Plaut Weinreb

December 17, 1992 issue

Women in Retreat

Storia delle donne in Occidente: Dal Rinascimento all'età moderna (A History of Women in the West: From the Renaissance to the Modern Era)

edited by Arlette Farge, edited by Natalie Zemon Davis

Letteratura per il popolo in Francia (1600–1750) (Literature for the French People, 1600–1750)

by Giovanni Dotoli

Women of the Renaissance

by Margaret L. King

Ange ou diablesse: La représentation de la femme au XVIe siècle (Angel or Devil: The Representation of Women in the Sixteenth Century)

by Sara F. Matthews Grieco

Le travail des apparences: Le corps féminin, XVIIIe–XIXe siècle (The Work of Appearances: The Female Body in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries)

by Philippe Perot

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December 19, 1991 issue

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