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Posted February 7, 2004
I picked Colette for a study in my psychology class. The people that she wrote about where the people that she knew. Even the lesbian lover she mentions in the series was her own lover in real life and Colette was a child bride herself. She was a tramendous woman and really inspiring to read about. And of course I received an A on my paper.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 14, 2003
I love the Claudine novels, but there's a definite decline in quality as the series goes on, and Colette appears to run out of ideas. Claudine's a terrific character, and it's hard to believe she's set in the 1880s- fast, funny, sexy, vicious and with the sexual morality of a ferret. The gallery of grotesques, whether the lecherous inspector Dutetre, the rapacious lesbian Madamoiselle Sergent, flirty little Aimee, Claudine's feminine and deceitful husband Renaud, her out-and-proud cousin Marcel, is thrilling and enticing. I'd recommend this to anyone who admires foreign literature, has an interest in gay lit... or just likes a quality read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.