By Lydia Flem
Entre Casanova et nous, il y a presque deux siècles d’ignorance et de malentendu. On le croyait don juan de salon et mauvais bougre, on le découvre homme des Lumières et ami des femmes.
Dans ce livre, Lydia Flem raconte remark l’enfant de Venise, malade et abandonné par sa mère, devient un homme audacieux, insolent, prêt à tout entreprendre. Casanova se jette dans l’existence sans rien vouloir en retour, sinon los angeles plus scandaleuse des récompenses le plaisir.
Pour les femmes, le Vénitien est un homme disponible, un amant sans conséquences. Toujours généreux, il se donne sans compter et ne trouve los angeles volupté que lorsqu’elle est partagée. Son artwork de vivre est un exercice du bonheur.
A pars, Rome, Berlin, Saint-Pétersbourg, Spa ou Londres, ce fils de comédiens se despatched partout chez lui. Des salons aristocratiques aux bas-fonds, des alcôves aux couvents, des tables de jeux aux cénacles d’érudits, on le retrouve dans tous les cercles de los angeles société du XVIIIe siècle. travel à journey ignoré puis comblé par l. a. bonne fortune, Casanova rebondit toujours.
Exilé dans un château de Bohême, rattrapé par los angeles vieillesse, cet amoureux de l. a. langue française écrit treize heures par jour l’histoire de sa vie. Dernier pied de nez à los angeles postérité, le vénitien devient moraliste. Non content material d’avoir fait de los angeles volupté de vivre le principe d’une lifestyles, il affirme que le vrai bonheur est celui qu’offre l. a. mémoire. Au-delà du plaisir, il y a encore du bonheur, voilà l’insolente morale de Giacomo Casanova.
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I remember seeing Elvis Presley on the Ed Sullivan Show one Sunday night in 1957 and going wild. He sang “Hound Dog,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” and “Love Me Tender,” and I was completely blown away. Even though he was only shown from the waist up because of complaints about the sexual nature of the way “Elvis the Pelvis” danced, I’d never seen anybody move like that before. Soon afterward, there came a ﬂood of music called rock and roll, and I knew right away that this was for me. Something about it really made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.
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