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Colette (1) (1873–1954)

Autor(a) de Chéri / The Last of Chéri

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Colette (1) foi considerado como pseudónimo de Colette.

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Obras por Colette

Foram atribuídas obras ao autor também conhecido como Colette.

Chéri / The Last of Chéri (1920) 971 exemplares
The Vagabond (1910) 897 exemplares
The Collected Stories of Colette (1983) 634 exemplares
The Pure and the Impure (1932) 633 exemplares
Chéri (1920) 613 exemplares
Ripening Seed (1923) — Autor — 608 exemplares
Gigi / The Cat (1958) 573 exemplares
Claudine at School (1900) 443 exemplares
My Mother's House / Sido (1966) 372 exemplares
Gigi (1944) 354 exemplares
Break of Day (1928) 354 exemplares
Earthly Paradise (1966) 261 exemplares
Claudine in Paris (1901) 244 exemplares
The Innocent Libertine (1909) 209 exemplares
Claudine Married (1902) 206 exemplares
The Shackle (1964) 190 exemplares
Claudine and Annie (1903) 173 exemplares
The Other One (1929) 138 exemplares
Mitsou (1923) 117 exemplares
The Colette Omnibus (1960) 82 exemplares
The Blue Lantern (1900) 77 exemplares
Duo and Le Toutounier (1934) 76 exemplares
Gigi and Selected Writings (1955) 66 exemplares
The Rainy Moon and Other Stories (1962) 56 exemplares
Letters from Colette (1980) 51 exemplares
Sido (1935) 48 exemplares
Flowers and Fruit (1986) 47 exemplares
Duo (1934) 44 exemplares
The Kepi (1943) 42 exemplares
Mitsou and Music-Hall Sidelights (1656) 39 exemplares
Journey for Myself: Selfish Memories (1928) — Autor — 37 exemplares
Colette : Oeuvres, tome 1 (1984) — Autor — 36 exemplares
Six Novels By Colette (1952) 32 exemplares
The Evening Star: Recollections (1935) 28 exemplares
Thousand and One Mornings (1973) 27 exemplares
Looking Backwards: Recollections (1975) 24 exemplares
Gigi and Julie De Carneilhan (1954) 22 exemplares
For a flower album (1991) 20 exemplares
Julie de Carneilhan (1952) 19 exemplares
La paix chez les bêtes (1916) 18 exemplares
Places (1970) 17 exemplares
Colette : Oeuvres, tome 2 (1986) — Autor — 15 exemplares
Colette : Oeuvres, tome 3 (1991) — Autor — 14 exemplares
Das verzauberte Spielzeug (1964) 14 exemplares
Paris de ma fenêtre (1976) 10 exemplares
Varieté : Mitsou ; Chéri (1992) 9 exemplares
LA GUIRLANDE DES ANNES (1941) — Autor — 9 exemplares
L'envers de music-hall (1982) — Autor — 9 exemplares
Histoires pour Bel-Gazou (1958) 8 exemplares
7 by Colette (1982) 8 exemplares
Oeuvres, tome 4 (2001) — Autor — 7 exemplares
Romanzi e racconti (2000) 7 exemplares
Sept dialogues de bêtes (1923) 7 exemplares
Lettres à Missy (2009) 6 exemplares
Claudine (1960) 6 exemplares
J'aime être gourmande (2011) 5 exemplares
TROIS SIX NEUF (LITT FRANCAISE) (2003) — Autor — 5 exemplares
Chéri, El fin de Chéri i Gigi (1979) 4 exemplares
Three Short Novels by Colette (1952) 4 exemplares
Journal à rebours (1974) 4 exemplares
En pays connu (1975) 4 exemplares
Histoires De Betes (2004) 3 exemplares
Gigi Cheri (1967) 3 exemplares
Romans (2004) 3 exemplares
Oeuvres, vol I et II 2 exemplares
My Mother's House 2 exemplares
Gigi und Erwachende Herzen. (1984) 2 exemplares
La chatte (2002) 2 exemplares
Obras completas : Colette (III) (1963) 2 exemplares
Los zarcillos de la vid (1982) 2 exemplares
Las novelas de Claudine (2023) 2 exemplares
The Other One/ The Blue Lantern (1968) 2 exemplares
Break of Day, The Blue Lantern (1966) 2 exemplares
The Cat/ The Vagabond 2 exemplares
1997 2 exemplares
Gribiche (1958) 2 exemplares
Die Freundin (1956) 2 exemplares
Die Katze (2018) 1 exemplar
Osení 1 exemplar
Osení 1 exemplar
Regalos de invierno (2019) 1 exemplar
Viticci (2004) 1 exemplar
CUENTOS 1 exemplar
Kallim : [romaan] (1933) 1 exemplar
La ingenua libertina (1968) 1 exemplar
Early Paradise 1 exemplar
Le blé en herbe (2004) 1 exemplar
Colette,... Le Képi (1968) 1 exemplar
Oeuvres complètes 1 exemplar
DİŞİ KEDİ 1 exemplar
Douze Dialogues de Betes (1952) 1 exemplar
La ronde des betes (1996) 1 exemplar
Oeuvres, 3 volumes 1 exemplar
A VAGABUNDA (1971) 1 exemplar
Sido og Bøgerne 1 exemplar
Obras Completas I 1 exemplar
Saklaus léttúð 1 exemplar
Oeuvres, tome II : 1 exemplar
Lettres à ses pairs (1973) 1 exemplar
Le Toutounier (1984) 1 exemplar
La gatta 1 exemplar
Ou Sont les Enfants ? (2001) 1 exemplar
15 histoires de chiens (1985) 1 exemplar
Neun von Colette 1 exemplar
L'homme objet 1 exemplar
Colette Works I 1 exemplar
uvres I 1 exemplar
Colette Stories — Autor — 1 exemplar
Duygusal Sürgün 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Foram atribuídas obras ao autor também conhecido como Colette.

The Literary Cat (1977) — Contribuidor — 239 exemplares
Sudden Fiction International: Sixty Short-Short Stories (1989) — Contribuidor — 208 exemplares
Gigi [1958 film] (1958) — Autor — 189 exemplares
Erotica: Women's Writing from Sappho to Margaret Atwood (1990) — Contribuidor — 168 exemplares
The Norton Book of Friendship (1991) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
French Short Stories (1998) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying, and Living On (1997) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Infinite Riches (1993) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Chéri [2009 film] (2009) — Original novels — 24 exemplares
One World of Literature (1992) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
The Second Persephone Book of Short Stories (2019) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
The Penguin Book of French Short Stories (1968) — Contribuidor, algumas edições18 exemplares
Love Stories (1975) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Gender in Modernism: New Geographies, Complex Intersections (2007) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Colette (2011) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Mitsou [1956 film] (2017) — Original book — 2 exemplares
Minne: l'ingénue libertine [1950 film] (2017) — Original book — 2 exemplares
50 seltsame Geschichten — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Gigi [1949 film] (2017) — Original book — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Colette, Sidonie Gabriëlle
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise, Paris, France
Local de nascimento
Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, France
Local de falecimento
Paris, France
Locais de residência
Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, France
Châtillon-Coligny, France
Paris, France
Saint-Tropez, France
Méré, France
Primary school, Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye
stage performer
Willy (husband)
Barney, Natalie Clifford (lover)
D'Annunzio, Gabriele (lover)
de Jouvenel, Henry (husband)
de Jouvenel, Bertrand (stepson, lover)
Goudeket, Maurice (husband) (mostrar todos 7)
Havet, Mireille (friend)
Le Matin
Prémios e menções honrosas
Légion d'Honneur
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur(1920)
Grand officier de la Légion d'Honneur(1953)
state funeral
Académie Goncourt (president)
Belgian Royal Academy (mostrar todos 7)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Foreign Honorary ∙ Literature ∙ 1953)

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Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, popularly known by her last name, was born in a small village in the Burgundy region of eastern France to Captain Jules-Joseph Colette and his wife Sidonie Landoy. At age 20, she married Henry Gauthier-Villars, 15 years her senior, a writer and music critic who went by the pen name of "Willy." He encouraged Colette to write her childhood memoirs, which were published under his name between 1900 and 1903 as four novels called the Claudine series.: After Willy left her in 1906, she earned a living by performing in Parisian music hall shows. Colette then began a career as a journalist, and in the offices of the daily newspaper Le Matin, she met the editor, Henry de Jouvenel, a writer and politician; they married in 1912 and had a daughter. By 1927, she was frequently being called France's greatest woman writer. Colette married as her third husband Maurice Goudeket, who was 17 years her junior and Jewish. In 1945, she was elected the first woman member of the Académie Goncourt, and would serve as its president. At her death, she was given a state funeral.



No shame in Decadence.

The next book on my shelf was Cheri and the last of Cheri which was translated from the French by Roger Senhouse in 1951. The two novelettes were originally published in 1920 and 1926 respectively by Colette. It is a simple story of a decadent lifestyle set either side of the first world war: a war that hardly intrudes on the lives of Cheri (real name Fred) and his lover Léa.

Cheri is16 years old when he is seduced by his mother's best friend Léa who is an ex courtesan; 43 years old and now wealthy in her own write. Cheri also is very rich and spends his days in luxurious living spending his money on motorcars, but keeping careful note of the money that he spends on his servants. We pick up the story six years later when Cheri's mother has found him a marriage partner. Edmée is a quiet sixteen year old girl from a wealthy family and Cheri is drifting towards his upcoming marriage. The story starts with a truculent Cheri just gotten out of Léa's bed and wanting to play with her pearls. They both realise that their relationship is coming to an end. Léa and Cheri are both obsessive about how they look, Cheri is described as a beautiful handsome youth and Léa is fighting a battle with her age. The weather in Paris is hot and their languorous lifestyle is brilliantly captured by Colette, the couple hardly ever seem to leave Léa's boudoir: their mornings are spent arguing, then kissing and making up. There are flashbacks of their six years together: a stay in Normandy when Léa tries to interest Cheri in boxing under the tutelage of Patron, and Cheri develops a body to go with his good looks. Cheri and Edmée are married, but after three months Cheri is still thinking about Léa and leaves home.

The last of Cheri picks up his story when he is 30 years old. He has fought in the war and is now back with Edmée, who has become a business woman and manager of a hospital. Cheri is still drifting through life, still thinking about Léa who has gone abroad, but is rumoured to be coming back to Paris. He is drifting inevitably to his own destruction, losing his good looks and not taking care of his health.

Colette captures the decadent lifestyle of a small circle of rich people living in luxury not far from the Bois de Boulogne. They seem unaffected by world events although the women are keenly interested in making money. Cheri survives in this hot-house lifestyle through his good looks and wealth, but his relationship with Léa has meant that while he has become skilled as a lover he has hardly grown up as a man. The champagne flows and the luxurious breakfasts and lunches keep on coming. Cheri says of his bride to be Edmée

Let her kiss the sacred ground that I tread on and thank her lucky stars for the privilege.

Léa thinks about old age:

She had a foretaste of the sinful pleasures of the old - little else than a concealed aggressiveness, daydreams of murder and the keen recurrent hope for catastrophes that will spare only one living creature and one corner of the globe.

The characters are not particularly nasty, but they are not very nice either and Colette does a good job in providing an interesting, well written, atmospheric story that holds the interest. Cheri is little more than a very rich and very spoilt brat, but we continue to follow his progress through a life that appears to be sliding away. The Last of Cheri is best read while suffering from eating or drinking too much, but don't leave it till the morning after. 4 stars.
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baswood | 12 outras críticas | Dec 2, 2023 |
Fun to read Gigi after seeing the movie. The grooming of the young Gigi for her life as a courtesan is a bit more heartless here than in the singing version, and it does make you wonder why this play is performed in so many high schools....
The cat is a strange story of a self-absorbed man who loves his cat over anyone else, in a distinctly unhealthy manner. Wonderful but it does give you the feeling you need to wash your hands afterwards.
Dabble58 | 15 outras críticas | Nov 11, 2023 |
Fun fun fun and ever so slightly shocking for the time. If you've never read Colette, you really must. These are delightfully wicked stories, subversive in the best ways.
Dabble58 | 5 outras críticas | Nov 11, 2023 |
Actual title: Renee, la vagabonde
davhar19 | Nov 11, 2023 |



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