“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Natalie Clifford Barney (American Author)
Date of Birth:
31 October 1876
Date of Death:
2 February 1972
Natalie Clifford Barney was an American expatriate who lived, wrote and hosted a literary salon in Paris. She was a noted poet, memoirist and epigrammatist.
Barney's salon was held at her home on Paris's Left Bank for more than 60 years and brought together writers and artists from around the world, including many leading figures in French literature along with American and British Modernists of the Lost Generation. She worked to promote writing by women and formed a "Women's Academy" in response to the all-male French Academy while also giving support and inspiration to male writers from Remy de Gourmont to Truman Capote.