Anne Desclos

[Dominique Aury - Pauline Reage]

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Anne Desclos (23 September 1907 – 27 April 1998) was a French journalist and novelist who wrote under the pseudonyms Dominique Aury and Pauline Réage.

Born in Rochefort, Charente-Maritime, France to a bilingual family, Desclos began reading in French and English at an early age. After completing her studies at the Sorbonne, she worked as a journalist until 1946 when she joined Gallimard... more »

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  • ''What could I do? I couldn't paint, I couldn't write poetry. What could I do to make him sit up?''
    Dominique Aury [Pauline Reage] (b. 1908), French journalist. As quoted in the New Yorker, p. 43 (August 1, 1994). On why, more than forty years ea...
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