Anna de Noailles
The Countess Anna de Noailles (1876-1933) was a poet. She was the first woman to become a Commander of the Legion of Honor and was honored with the "Grand Prix" of the Académie Française in 1921. She was a favored correspondent of Marcel Proust.
Yesterday I finished his À la recherche du temps perdu. I will read it a fourth time but the first volume, Du côté de chez Swann, I will read in French.