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Vivant Denon: No Tomorrow

Actor(s) / Performer(s): Philippe Sollers

"I was madly in love with the Countess of...; I was twenty, and I was naive; she deceived me, I protested, she left me. I was naive, I pined for her; I was twenty, she forgave me: and as I was twenty, naive, still cuckolded but no longer deserted, I considered myself the luckiest of her lovers, the happiest of men." In this short story—one of the finest erotic tales in French literature—Dominique Vivant-Denon (1747–1825), founder of the Musée du Louvre, shares with us the joy and pain of a brief love affair that turns out to have been nothing but subtle manipulation. Public reading recorded at the Louvre Auditorium on December 6, 1999.


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Audio CD


59 minutes


Ronald Wood, De Vive Voix ; Catherine Derosier-Pouchous, Musée du Louvre

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De Vive Voix