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Colette was most widely known for her novella Gigiwhich was the basis for the film and the stage production of the same name. The family was initially well off, but poor financial management substantially reduced the family's income, and Colette attended a public school from the ages of 6 to She had a cousin, Genevieve, with whom she was particularly close.
The novels chart the coming of age and young adulthood of their titular heroine, Claudine, from an unconventional fifteen-year-old in a Burgundian village to a doyenne of the literary salons of turn-of-the-century Paris. The story they tell is semi-autobiographical — most strikingly, Claudine, unlike Colette, is motherless.
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, engaged in sexual affairs, and encouraged Colette's lesbian alliances.
It was he who chose the titillating subject Cold Hands Mama - The Gimmicks - All Together Now of the Claudine novels: "the secondary myth of Sappho Colette later said that she would never have become a writer if it had not been for Willy.
Colette Thank Heaven For Little Girls - Unknown Artist - Music Of Gigi Willy separated inalthough their divorce was not final until Colette had no access to the sizable earnings of the Claudine books — the copyright belonged to Willy — and until she initiated 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.
This period of her life is recalled in La Vagabondewhich deals with women's independence in a male society, a theme to which she would regularly return in future works. During these years she embarked on a series of relationships with other women, notably with Mathilde de Morny, the Marquise de Belbeuf "Missy"with whom she sometimes shared the stage.
A daughter, Colette de Jouvenelnicknamed Bel-Gazouwas born to them in During World War I Colette devoted herself to journalism. The marriage allowed her to devote her time to writing. Colette's marriage to Jouvenel ended in divorce indue partly to his infidelities and partly to her affair with her year-old stepson, Bertrand de Thank Heaven For Little Girls - Unknown Artist - Music Of Gigi . In she met Maurice Goudeket, who became her final husband; the couple stayed together until her death.
Colette was by then an established writer The Vagabond had received three votes for the prestigious Prix Goncourt. The decades of the s and s were her most productive and innovative period. By this time Colette was frequently acclaimed as France's greatest woman writer.
Colette was 67 years old when the Germans defeated and occupied France, and she remained in Paris, in her apartment in the Palais Royal. Her husband Maurice Goudeketwho was Jewish, was arrested by the Gestapo in Decemberand although he was released after a few months through the intervention of the French wife of the German ambassador, Colette lived through the rest of the war years with the anxiety of a possible second arrest. In Colette published what became perhaps her most famous work, Gigiwhich tells the story of sixteen-year-old Gilberte "Gigi" Dear Heart - Cocteau Twins - Wax And Wane. Born into a family of demimondainesGigi is trained as a courtesan to captivate a wealthy lover, but defies the tradition by marrying him instead.
She continued to write during those years, bringing out L'Etoile Vesper and Le Fanal Bleuin which she reflected on the problems of a writer whose inspiration is primarily autobiographical.
Colette's numerous biographers have proposed Thank Heaven For Little Girls - Unknown Artist - Music Of Gigi differing interpretations of her life and work over the decades. Truman Capote wrote a short story about her in called "The White Rose. In the film Colettethe title character is played by Keira Knightley.
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