Louise Levêque de Vilmorin (4 April 1904 – 26 December 1969) was a novelist, poet, and journalist. Her novel Madame de gained fame as a film in 1953, and her letters to Jean Cocteau, published after her death, were widely acclaimed. Her other works include Julietta, La letter dans un taxi, Les belles amours, Saintes-Une fois, and Intimités. She was engaged to the novelist and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry before his disappearance, and later married the American real-estate heir Henry Leigh Hunt. The composer Francis Poulenc wrote that her writing exhibited “a sort of sensitive impertinence, libertinage, and an appetite,” and considered her an equal to Paul Éluard and Max Jacob.
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