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THE NEED OF A WOMAN

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“I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.”

― Anaïs Nin

Portrait of Anne
André Lhote – 1930

FELIX VALLOTTON ~ RETURNED FROM THE BEACH

in Women and their Passion for Books by

Felix Vallotton

“Returned from the beach” 1924

CHARLOTTE BRONTE ~ A FREE HUMAN BEING WANTING TO LEAVE

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Rochester: “Jane, be still; don’t struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.”

Jane: “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.”

Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

SIR JOHN LAVERY ~ THE RED BOOK

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Sir John Lavery (1856-1941),
Miss Auras (The Red Book) Collection particulière

THE REAL ALICE ~ IN WONDERLAND

in Women and their Passion for Books by

Alice Liddell, 1870
(Alice in Wonderland)

Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879)

MARINA TSVETAEVA ~ ON BOOKS

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“There are books so alive that you’re always afraid that while you weren’t reading, the book has gone and changed, has shifted like a river; while you went on living, it went on living too, and like a river moved on and moved away. No one has stepped twice into the same river. But did anyone ever step twice into the same book?”
~Marina Tsvetaeva

ALFRED STEVENS ~ YOUNG WOMAN READING

in Women and their Passion for Books by

Alfred Stevens (1823-1906)
Jeune femme lisant, 1856

TAMARA DE LEMPICKA ~ KIZETTE IN RED

in Women and their Passion for Books by

“Kizette in red”
Tamara de Lempicka

ISAAC ISRAELS ~ READING GIRL ON A SOFA

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“Reading girl on a sofa” 1920
Isaac Israels
Dutch painter

ALFRED STEVENS ~ WOMAN SEATED IN ORIENTAL DRESS

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“A woman seated in Oriental dress” by Alfred Stevens

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