Picture of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, author of over 50 books, including Claudine and School; French Literature
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Colette & Claudine
On this day in 1873 Colette (Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette) was born outside Paris. Although much about her is blurred by her mythologizing and her autobiographical fiction, Colette was one of the most popular writers and provocative personalities in the first half of the twentieth century. On the basis of her fifty books and her full, frank life, she is credited and blamed with much . . . .

 

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