In Our Time

Germaine de Stael

49:57 | Nov 16th, 2017

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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and impact of Germaine de Staël (1766-1817) who Byron praised as Europe's greatest living writer, and was at the heart of intellectual and literary life in the...Show More


epekilis recommended:Feb 20th, 2018

Mme de Stael was one of the original protofeminists. A leader in the Paris salon culture that stimulated public thought at a time when educated women were not valued. Even Napoleon was afraid of her.

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