In a villa on the shores of Lake Geneva, the memory of a Romanian countess brings back to life the time when Evian-les-Bains used to welcome the literature world.
By her own admission, Anna de Noailles spent a lot of time telling her life story day after day, and receiving the artists she admired and who genuinely worshipped her. But it was only very late on that she gave up writing on the moment and tell of a thrilling existence defined by shared moments, representations of the world and flashes of literature in 'Livre de ma vie' (Book of my life)*.
In it, she fondly looks back on the instant success of her first poetry collection 'Le coeur innombrable', in 1901, when she was only 25 years old. In it, she mentions the extravagance of Robert de Montesquiou, who had her texts read by the great Sarah Bernhardt.
Via Thomas-Penette Michel, Caroline Claeys