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I read this collection because some of my favorite authors, Frances Mayes and Alice Steinbach, name drop Collette in their books. I liked some of her stories but I feel that it is probably better to read one at a time, she can get a bit dull in an anthology. That being said, given her circumstances and her lens for viewing the world, she certainly describes things quite well. She is a descriptive writer. So descriptive that it is several pages before she returns to the plot. I would like to re-r ...more
Colette was the pen name of the French novelist and actress Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. She is best known, at least in the English-speaking world, for her novella Gigi, which provided the plot for a famous Lerner & Loewe musical film and stage musical. She started her writing career penning the influential Claudine novels of books. The novel Chéri is often cited as her masterpiece.More about Colette...