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January 26, 2017

Madame du Châtelet in Moontown

I have been fighting for ten years and, at last, I am winning. Madame du Châtelet died in the castle of Lunéville (France). But her tomb was ignored, her reputation forgotten in this very town. When she was spoken of, it was to praise Voltaire and point at her "mauvaise moeurs". So, in 2007, I began to deliver speeches about Emilie du Châtelet, to write pedagogical songs ("Tout va très bien, Madame la Marquise du Châtelet", youtube), organise dinner parties, creative writing workshops. And, YES, OUI, the miracle is now here: her tomb, on January 5th, 2017, stopped being anonymous. The problem is that the three men in charge of the mission had secret political meetings to make the decision to write on her tomb that she was "something" (sic) BECAUSE VOLTAIRE ENCOURAGED HER! :( Poor little French thing, indeed! Please visit www.emilieduchatelet.net, the website I have created with the help of Tim McCracken and Yvonnick Jourdain-Leger!

Annie Jourdain, Présidente du Cercle de Madame du Châtelet

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