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The Intimate Journal

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These selections from George Sand's journals form an integrated whole and show Sand as a woman, lover, mother, artist, politician, chatelaine, and friend. Sand's journal writing is thought by many to be her most expressive and natural; here the artist's most complex and interesting character is revealed: George Sand herself.
Paperback, 210 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Chicago Review Press (first published 1926)
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Luís C.
Lisbon Book-Fair 2016.
George Sand foi uma figura que sempre me fascinou, pela sua coragem de ir contra as regras impostas as mulheres á epoca. Por isso estava muito curiosa em ler este seu diario intimo. Fiquei um pouco desiludida, mas o que se poderia esperar de um diario? um diario é algo que escrevemos para nós proprios normalmente nas alturas de maior angustia. E foi esse o problema que tive com este livro. Sand deprimida, angustiada e suicica, a sofrer pelo fim do seu romace com alfred de musset não me interessa ...more
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I expected not to be a fan of this at all, but there were a few sections that I thought profound. Mostly it's pathetic, melodramatic drivel, but I've decided I really like her. I came out of this book feeling like she was a very generous and charitable person who was much too rash in her decision-making and was always attracted to the wrong man. I might add that I did not read a thing which would have in any way contributed to the idea of her being a lesbian.
Jun 28, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Depois de ler a biografia da George Sand pela Rosa Montero, de que gostei muito, fiquei com vontade de ler o Diário. Mas confesso que não passei da página 64... É muita depressão, muita infelicidade, muita dúvida existencial... Decididamente, não é o meu género.
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I loved reading about her and Frederic Chopin. Feel like I was transported into their world.
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Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin, later Baroness (French:baronne) Dudevant (1 July 1804 – 8 June 1876), best known by her pseudonym George Sand (French pronunciation: [ʒɔʁʒ sɑd]), 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
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“Immodest creature, you do not want a woman who will accept your faults, you want the one who pretends you are faultless – one who will caress the hand that strikes her and kiss the lips that lie to her."

(Letter, 17 June 1837)
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