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The Resource Finding the woman who didn't exist : the curious life of Gisèle d'Estoc, Melanie C. Hawthorne

Finding the woman who didn't exist : the curious life of Gisèle d'Estoc, Melanie C. Hawthorne

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Finding the woman who didn't exist : the curious life of Gisèle d'Estoc
Title
Finding the woman who didn't exist
Title remainder
the curious life of Gisèle d'Estoc
Statement of responsibility
Melanie C. Hawthorne
Title variation
Curious life of Gisèle d'Estoc
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Gisèle d'Estoc was the pseudonym of a nineteenth-century French woman writer and, it turns out, artist who, among other things, was accused of being a bomb-planting anarchist, the cross-dressing lover of writer Guy de Maupassant, and the fighter of at least one duel with another woman, inspiring Bayard's famous painting on the subject. The true identity of this enigmatic woman remained unknown and was even considered fictional until recently, when Melanie C. Hawthorne resurrected d'Estoc's discarded story from the annals of forgotten history. Finding the Woman Who Didn't Exist begins with the claim by expert literary historians of France on the eve of World War II that the woman then known only as Gisèle d'Estoc was merely a hoax. More than fifty years later, Hawthorne not only proves that she did exist but also uncovers details about her fascinating life and career, along the way adding to our understanding of nineteenth-century France, literary culture, and gender identity. Hawthorne explores the intriguing life of the real d'Estoc, explaining why others came to doubt the "experts" and following the threads of evidence that the latter overlooked. In focusing on how narratives are shaped for particular audiences at particular times, Hawthorne also tells "the story of the story, " which reveals how the habits of thought fostered by the humanities continue to matter beyond the halls of academe".--
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individual biography
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Hawthorne, Melanie
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Estoc, Gisèle d'
  • Women authors, French
  • Women sculptors
  • Bisexual women
  • Male impersonators
  • Women anarchists
Label
Finding the woman who didn't exist : the curious life of Gisèle d'Estoc, Melanie C. Hawthorne
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- To hell and back (the present) -- Gisèle d'Estoc and World War II (the 1930s) -- A storm in a teacup and a bomb in a flowerpot (the 1890s) -- An interlude (no time in particular) -- Gisèle d'Estoc when she was real (the 1870s) -- Gisèle d'Estoc and who she wasn't (the 1960s) -- Afterword -- Chronology
Control code
FIEb17613243
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 203 pages
Isbn
9780803240346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)809249949
Label
Finding the woman who didn't exist : the curious life of Gisèle d'Estoc, Melanie C. Hawthorne
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- To hell and back (the present) -- Gisèle d'Estoc and World War II (the 1930s) -- A storm in a teacup and a bomb in a flowerpot (the 1890s) -- An interlude (no time in particular) -- Gisèle d'Estoc when she was real (the 1870s) -- Gisèle d'Estoc and who she wasn't (the 1960s) -- Afterword -- Chronology
Control code
FIEb17613243
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 203 pages
Isbn
9780803240346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)809249949

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