overviewLucie Delarue-Mardrus (3 November 1874 - Honfleur - 26 April 1945) was a French journalist, poet, novelist, sculptor, historian and designer. She was a prolific writer who produced more than 70 books.
In France, she is known for her poem that begins with the line “L'odeur de mon était dans une pomme pays”. (“I smelled my homeland in an apple.”) His writings on his love of travel and his love for his native Normandy. L'Ex-voto (1932), for example, chronicles the life and environment of Honfleur fishermen at the opening of the twentieth century.
She was married to translator JC Mardrus between 1900 and 1915, but her primary sexual orientation was towards women. He had affairs with several women throughout his life and wrote extensively about lesbian love.
In 1902-03 she wrote a series of love poems to the American author and salon hostess Natalie Clifford Barney, which were published as amours (Our Secret Loves) at Nos in 1957. He also described Barné in his 1930 novel, L'Ange et les Pervers (The Angel and the Perverts), which he described as "analyzing and describing the life he started me as well as Natalie."
The protagonist of the novel is a hermaphrodite named Marion, who lives a double life in women's dress, who goes tightly to literary salons and then changes from skirts to trousers to join gay socialites. Barney appears to be "Laurette Wells," a parlor hostess who spends most of the novel trying to win back an old lover; It was based on Barney's real-life attempts to regain his relationship with his ex, Renée Vivien.
In 1936 she received Renée Vivien's first female poets award.
A fan wrote to describe Lucie Delarue-Mardrus, who partially stated;
"She's adorable. She sculpts, rides a horse, loves one woman, then another and another. She managed to free herself from her husband and never started a second marriage or any other man's conquest."
Poet and novelist.
He proclaimed his first poem "Western Poems" in 1900, and the translator of "A Thousand Nights Tale" was Dr. Married to Maldriss. As a poet, he sings his hometown of Normandy, the sea, nature and life in Verreine style. From '08 he produces a novel that depicts a youth that expresses intense spirits and romantic imagination through a solid and realistic depiction. The masterpiece in particular is "Ema" ('21).