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Title:"Cleopatra" from Portraits of Women by Philippe Sollers, translated by Armine Kotin Mortimer
Author(s):Mortimer, Armine Kotin; Sollers, Philippe
Subject(s):Sollers
Translation
Cleopatra
Shakespeare
French
Nonfiction
Abstract:Philippe Sollers, a notoriously woman-oriented novelist, addresses the relations between the sexes as concerns real women in Portraits de femmes, published by Flammarion in 2013. “Cleopatra” is my translation of the twentieth chapter. Sollers’s book engages in a gentle, good-humored polemic, expressing his delight and tranquil admiration for what women have brought him and especially for how the exceptional women he portrays stand out as admirable human beings. Thus his intensely personal assumption of Cleopatra, via Shakespeare, but the chapter conflates the Egyptian queen with his mistress of more than fifty years, Dominique Rolin, who as she faced death in 2012 bid her lover “Goodbye, little darling!”
Issue Date:2016-01-26
Publisher:3:AM Magazine
Citation Info:"Cleopatra" by Philippe Sollers, translated by Armine Kotin Mortimer, 3:AM Magazine, January 26, 2016. http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/cleopatra/.
Genre:Essay
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/91662
Rights Information:Copyright Editions Flammarion 2013; translation copyright Armine Kotin Mortimer
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-10-19


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