French mime, actress, journalist and novelist, nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. The writer was the subject of numerous biographies, songs, and films, including 2018’s Colette. Landoy, in the village oeuvres complètes II 1920-1923 PDF Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye in the department of Yonne, Burgundy.
Willy, fourteen years older than his wife and one of the most notorious libertines in Paris, introduced Colette into avant-garde intellectual and artistic circles while engaging in sexual affairs and encouraging her own lesbian alliances. Colette and Willy separated in 1906, although it was not until 1910 that the divorce became final. 1912 she followed a stage career in music halls across France, sometimes playing Claudine in sketches from her own novels, earning barely enough to survive and often hungry and unwell. In 1912 she married Henry de Jouvenel, the editor of Le Matin.
A daughter, Colette de Jouvenel, nicknamed Bel-Gazou, was born in 1913. During the war she devoted herself to journalism, but marriage allowed her to devote her time to writing. In 1920 Colette published Chéri, portraying love between an older woman and a much younger man. Léa is devastated when Chéri marries a girl his own age, and delighted when he returns to her, but after one final night together she sends him away again. The marriage to Jouvenel ended in divorce in 1924, partly due to Jouvenel’s infidelities and partly to Colette’s own affair with her sixteen-year-old stepson, Bertrand de Jouvenel. 1920s and 1930s were Colette’s most productive and innovative period. By this period Colette was frequently acclaimed as France’s greatest woman writer.
It has no plot, and yet tells of three lives all that should be known », wrote Janet Flanner of Sido. Once again, and at greater length than usual, she has been hailed for her genius, humanities and perfect prose by those literary journals which years ago lifted nothing at all in her direction except the finger of scorn. Colette was 67 years old at the fall of France, and remained in Paris, in her apartment in the Palais Royal. Born into a family of demimondaines, Gigi is being trained as a courtesan to captivate a wealthy lover, but breaks with tradition by marrying him instead. On her death on August 3, 1954, she was refused a religious funeral by the Catholic Church on account of her divorces, but given a state funeral, the first French woman of letters to be granted the honor, and interred in Père-Lachaise cemetery.
Colette’s tomb in Père Lachaise Cemetery. Colette’s numerous biographers have proposed widely differing interpretations of her life and work over the decades. Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash paid tribute to the writer in the song, « The Summer I Read Colette », on her 1996 album 10 Song Demo. Truman Capote wrote a short story about her in 1970, called « The White Rose ».
Lucette Stranded on the Island » by Julia Holter, from her 2015 album Have You in My Wilderness, is based on a minor character from Colette’s short story Chance Acquaintances. In the 1991 film Becoming Colette, Colette is played by the French actress Mathilda May. In the 2018 film Colette, she is played by Keira Knightley. Book Tells Story of Colette’s France ». 8 Fascinating Facts About Bisexual Legend Colette That You Should Know Before Keira Knightly’s Biopic ». Sidonie Gabrielle Colette in the Nomination Database ». Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3rd ed.
Portraits and Observations: The Essays of Truman Capote. There’s Always A Piece Of Me’: Julia Holter On Storytelling ». Keira Knightley is on top form in exhilarating literary biopic ». Colette: An Annotated Primary and Secondary Bibliography. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities.
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