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S tale of seduction is itself a seduction with a plot that could be said to slowly unveil itself before arriving at last at an unexpected consummationSummoned by Madame de T to her country house the young hero of Deion's novella is taken on a tour of the grounds only the beginning of a night that not only will be full of unant. The cover copy for No Tomorrow Point de Lendemain by Vivant Denon calls it a masterpiece of libertine literature While that is certainly the genre into which it would fit of the 18th Century French variety I found that advertising the story this way actually minimizes the incredible subtlety of the work and the literary and historic connections The story is simple it is the seduction of the nameless young male narrator by a sophisticated and eually nameless older woman Mme de T It doesn t uite fit the libertine genre in that the seduction is a willing one and is carried out by a charming older woman Much like The Tale of Genji which follows the sexual exploits of a young noble man the narrator is obliue in referring to both the identity of the woman and the acts of seduction itself That is part of what makes the story so charming It leaves much to the

Summary Point de lendemain

Point de lendemain

Icipated delights but will give rise to unforeseen perhaps unanswerable uestions Lydia Davis's definitive translation of Denon's slim masterpiece is accompanied by the French text Peter Brooks's illuminating introduction explores the mysteries of No Tomorrow's original publication and the subtleties of Denon's ethics of pleasure. I found this nice little dual language version of this story when I was at the Wallace Collection It s dual language not facing pages but with the English translation first and then the French version I read the English translation first then the French and was uite surprised how after reading the English the French was uite easy to follow along with and I didn t have to go back to the English and remember what was happening cause I d gotten lost The story was a lovely tale of seduction in 18th century France It was a lot like Dangerous Liasons but without the malice and the tragedy and the moral ending Here was a story without a moral It was just a very pleasant tale of a young man being seduced by his mistresses friend them having a very enjoyable time and then going his own way once the woman s husband and lover return It s sweet and light and the pe

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A Bilingual New York Review Books OriginalVivant Denon's No Tomorrow is one of the masterpieces of eighteenth century French libertine literature a book to set beside Choderlos de Laclos' Les Liaisons dangereuses except that where Laclos' icy novel tells of hellish depravity Denon's ravishing novella is a paradisal diversion Thi. As someone who is periodically seduced by urbane crafty older women via secret rooms in their homes euipped with spring loaded devices that discreetly toss entrants onto piles of cushions I was curious to see if this little story would be true to the experience I can speak to the authenticity Vivant Denon was clearly a man who entered these elaborate portals himself and the greatest evidence is that he doesn t over share choice details are all that is needed to bring this world into tastefully lighted focusWe open with a man alone at the opera these nights of passion always begin at a show for me this is usually an afternoon screening at the dollar cinema who has been stood up by the young lady he is mad about Our wealthy Madame seizes this opportunity to spirit the young man away and even helpfully sends a servant of her own to his house to tell them no


10 thoughts on “Point de lendemain

  1. says:

    Beautifully written unassuming dangerousseductive naughty and fun The hero of our piece is summoned by a beautiful mysterious lady to her home one night and once there is taken around the grounds of the house with her who knows what the night will bring I found this fantastical and rather like 'A Midsummer Nig

  2. says:

    As someone who is periodically seduced by urbane crafty older women via secret rooms in their homes euipped with spring loaded devices that discreetly toss entrants onto piles of cushions I was curious to see if this little story would be true to the experience I can speak to the authenticity Vivant Denon was

  3. says:

    Think of No Tomorrow as light fluffy love play love play that never actually ends in sex but which leaves the reader half delighted half desirous not knowing whether to fap or clap These are not the heavy artill

  4. says:

    On my first read I was a little underwhelmed But on a re read I felt I was able to appreciate it Partially for turns of phrases like this The moon was setting and its last rays soon lifted the veil of a modesty that was I think becoming rather tiresome And sentences that just seem so true like this Love demands multiple tokens it t

  5. says:

    I love reading books on history Occasionally I grow tired of heavy dry tomes and want something lighter and fanciful I don’t care much for modern literature preferring books written a century or ago But not because they are historical I like them because they were written by people living at that time in history They allow us to experience

  6. says:

    The cover copy for No Tomorrow Point de Lendemain by Vivant Denon calls it a masterpiece of libertine literature While that is certainly the genre into which it would fit of the 18th Century French variety I found that advertising t

  7. says:

    What goes on in this book would be called a one night stand today but No Tomorrow Pointe de Lendemain does uite nicely for an 18th century dalliance a la Les Liasons Dangereuse Denon was an aristocratic dandy when this was published in 1777 somehow managed to save his neck from the revolution thanks to some patr

  8. says:

    FIRST this is a short short translated story created and written by Vivant Denonabout 60 pages the rest is intro intro intro

  9. says:

    I found this nice little dual language version of this story when I was at the Wallace Collection It's dual lan

  10. says:

    A short piece that pitches the perfection of a well crafted short story with the sensual eroticism of French libertine literature

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