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By Cecile

By Cecile

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By Cecile depicts post-World War II France as it reels from war and recovery. In Paris, an orphan girl, Cecile, finds refuge with an older man. He introduces her to nightclubs, intellectuals, artists (Jean Cocteau, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Eartha Kitt!), and non-monogamy. When she falls for his mistress, she begins to live a life she deems worthy of writing about

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By Cecile depicts post-World War II France as it reels from war and recovery. In Paris, an orphan girl, Cecile, finds refuge with an older man. He introduces her to nightclubs, intellectuals, artists (Jean Cocteau, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Eartha Kitt!), and non-monogamy. When she falls for his mistress, she begins to live a life she deems worthy of writing about . . . but only under the pseudonym of her husband.

Femmes Fatales restores to print the best of women’s writing in the classic pulp genres of the mid-20th century. From mystery to hard-boiled noir to taboo lesbian romance, these rediscovered queens of pulp offer subversive perspectives on a turbulent era. Enjoy the series: Bedelia; Bunny Lake Is Missing; By Cecile; The G-String Murders; The Girls in 3-B; Laura; The Man Who Loved His Wife; Mother Finds a Body; Now, Voyager; Return to Lesbos; Skyscraper; Stranger on Lesbos; Stella Dallas; Women's Barracks.

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"Madame Torres has re-imagined a youthful Colette (here called Cecile) in the infinitely seductive post-World War II period in Paris, where she moves like a sleeping princess through the perverse fairy tales of man-made cafe society. By Cecile is a sharply perceptive novel."—Joan Schenkar, author of The Talented Miss Highsmith

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558618060
Publisher:
Feminist Press at CUNY, The
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Series:
Femmes Fatales Series
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
719 KB

Meet the Author

Tereska Torres is the author of Women's Barracks, which is widely considered to be the first lesbian pulp novel. It is based on her own experiences as a young woman in the Free French forces during WWII. Condemned in 1952 by the House Select Committee on Current Pornographic Materials, the novel became an underground phenomenon, selling over 4 million copies. Following Women's Barracks, Torres went on to write more than a dozen novels and several memoirs in France, many of which were brought to an American audience by her husband, author Meyer Levin. Torres passed away at her home in France at 92.

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By Cecile 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such an interesting, intelligent book! I could not put it down, yet I feel like I truly savored it. Definitely a story that I will never forget.