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Pierre Louÿs (1870–1925)

Louÿs' refined evocations, not to say re-inventions, of the society of Hellenistic Greece proved extremely popular in both France and the English speaking world, especially due to the somewhat risque nature of such works as Aphrodite (1896) and Les Chansons de Bilitis (1894). He lived his entire life in Paris, travelling occasionally around the ... See full bio »


(age 54) in Paris, France

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Known For

The Devil Is a Woman
Bilitis Writer
Aphrodite Writer


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 2007 La femme et le pantin (TV Movie) (novel)
 1992 La grande collection (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- La femme et le pantin (1992) ... (novel)
 1985 Les filles de leur mère (Video) (novel)
 1982 Aphrodite (novel "Aphrodite: moeurs antiques")
 1977 That Obscure Object of Desire (inspired by the book "La femme et le pantin")
 1977 Bilitis (novel "Les chansons de Bilitis")
 1966 Take Me Naked (poems)
 1959 The Female (novel)
 1948 Du sang, de la volupté et de la mort, part I: Psyche (Short) (novelette Psyché)
 1946 The Lady's Puppet (novel "La femme et le pantin")
 1935 The Devil Is a Woman (novel "La femme et le pantin" - as Pierre Louys)
 1933 The Merry Monarch (novel: The Adventures of King Pausole")
 1929 The Woman and the Puppet (novel "La femme et le pantin")
 1920 The Woman and the Puppet (novel "La femme et le pantin")

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Other Works:

Novel: "Songs of Bilitis", 1926.

Alternate Names:

Pierre Louys

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