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    the allusion of "Lisette from Alsace"

    I'm reading an article about the Hungarian photographer Brassaï. The article says that he went to Paris when he was young and wrote home to his parents quite frequently. Then it goes:

    "He made just enough money to scrape by, working as a journalist, candidly sending word home of all his disappointments and his conquests,
    like Lisette from Alsace— ”We danced through the night of New Year’s Eve, like two crazy people. I had a red top hat on my head: who knows how it got there.”

    I don't understand what the writer meant by "like Lisette from Alsace". I found a book titled "Little Lisette: The Orphan Of Alsace" on Amazon. But there is no further introduction. Is it a very famous story in the English world? Is this Little Lisette the person who the article refers to? What does she have to do with this description of Brassaï?

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    Re: the allusion of "Lisette from Alsace"

    It seems that Lisette from Alsace was one of his conquests.

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    Re: the allusion of "Lisette from Alsace"

    There is no literary reference for you to worry about.

    He seduced a girl called Lisette, from the French region of Alsace.

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