Belles Saisons: A Colette Scrapbook
Although Colette was first and always a verbal artist, she was also a very original human being, an earthbound, androgynous, profoundly French female whose personality so deeply saturates everything she wrote that her life continues to interest readers as much as her art. This work helps to illuminate the mystery at the heart of this author.
Published November 1st 1978 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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I keep this book on my writing desk/nightstand--a used library copy, just like the one I fell in love with while I was doing my graduate studies--and I turn to it whenever I need a little light of inspiration. It has guided me out of many a dark night. I cannot begin to imagine the breadth of research Robert Phelps must have done to compile such a concise and dazzling little treasure as this. Chock full of photographs, people and places, all ordered and framed by Colette's own words, I can turn...more
Robert Phelps (also known as Robert G. Phelps) was a journalist, novelist and letter-writer who flourished in the mid-twentieth century in new York City, his adopted home. A devoted francophile, Phelps venerated the writings of Cocteau, Colette and Marcel Jouhandeau and did much to promote the works of these authors in the US. Phelps co-founded Grove Press in 1949, but sold it a year later and dev...moreMore about Robert Phelps...