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Cheri the Last of Cheri (Penguin…
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Cheri the Last of Cheri (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) (original 1920; edição 1995)

por Colette (Autor)

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Two volumes of Colette's most beloved works, with a new Introduction by Judith Thurman. "Ché ri," together with "The Last of Ché ri," is a classic story of a love affair between a very young man and a charming older woman. The amour between Fred Peloux, the beautiful gigolo known as Ché ri, and the courtesan Lé a de Lonval tenderly depicts the devotion that stems from desire, and is an honest account of the most human preoccupations of youth and middle age. With compassionate insight Colette paints a full-length double portrait using an impressionistic style all her own.… (mais)
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Título:Cheri the Last of Cheri (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
Autores:Colette (Autor)
Informação:Penguin Classics (1995), 256 pages
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This was probably one of the most brilliant books I have ever read. Age; it is the most hauntingly beautiful theme within this novel. From the pearl necklace to the dress--the shade of white, the absence of color symbolizes the idea of youth. This novel certainly wells up emotion as you witness this tragic romance through a jeweled lens. ( )
  connorshirs | Aug 11, 2021 |
I wasn't disappointed by this novel. After reading a biography of [ai:Colette|51575|Colette|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1206665516p2/51575.jpg], I wanted to read her novels. This one, containing two short novels, is considered one of her best. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys good literature. ( )
  ZelmerWilson | Oct 31, 2019 |
These two novellas were pure joy to read. Colette’s writing is intimate, sensual, absorbing, flowing. She creates spaces full with sensations, sketches of people, closely observes their faces, movements, emotions, moods. She tosses aside conventional mores - her women are courtesans, free to marry or not marry, they make and invest their own money, live their sexual lives as they want. An older woman can keep a beautiful boy as a lover; Colette is not afraid to write about men as sex objects, possessed by their women.

The two novels are separated by six years. Chéri describes the ending of the relationship between Léa, an older but still beautiful courtesan at the end of her sexual carreer, and Chéri, a young, supremely beautiful but shallow man. They have long lived and loved together, but Chéri must get on with his young life, and must marry. As they try to deal with the separation, they realize it meant more than they thought - but it was doomed as they were at different points in their lives and they must let go.

The Last of Chéri takes place after World War I. Chéri has been to the war, and is trying to fit in, live his married life, but is increasingly alienated from his wife, mother and the new, changed world. He is young, but a relic, more and more caught up in a past life that cannot be brought back. Léa has moved on - she abandoned herself to old age, corpulence, no more need for face powder, stays and hair dyes. She accepted the time of her life and set out to enjoy it. Chéri - he is younger. He is cursed.

The characters are pretty shallow and self-centered - but superbly observed and layered. Apart from Chéri, most significant characters are women, and mostly old women, as Chéri increasingly finds comfort in their company. The interactions, the dialogue are both petty and genius at the same time, the characters unfold through their words, expressions, movements. The atmosphere is decadent, feminine, sensual, and declining, showing a glory of a bygone era and beauty.

To be honest, the story does not really matter. I could just get lost in the writing. This was the most I enjoyed just prose flowing effortlessly, languishing, but never boring or difficult. I loved it, and will be reading more of her work. ( )
1 vote Gezemice | Oct 29, 2018 |
cheri the rough guide to classic novels.
USUALLY I'M NOT CRAZY ABOUT COLETTE. BUT THIS DREW ME IN. ( )
  mahallett | Sep 29, 2018 |
What is it with me and anthologies all of the sudden? At least this is only two books. After the Philip K. Dick anthology I was struggling with feelings of degradation and oppression. I needed something that was the opposite of dystopian American sci-fi, and what better could I find on my shelves than classical French literature by a female author? Plus, it is on my TBR pile challenge list, so extra points!

I must admit my interest was piqued by watching previews for the movie version of Cheri (which I have not yet seen, but want to!) And that preview meant that I could hardly imagine any face but Michelle Pfeifer's for Lea, but what a perfect face to have in mind!

Alright, I really had all of these thoughts that I wanted to assemble about how many wildly glamorous or cutthroat books were written about courtesans before this book wrote about the lives of aging courtesans, and how they might fight to hold onto their power, or not, and how growing up amongst women who had experienced the world in that way would affect a young man. But after sitting with my journal, staring off into space for ages without those thoughts ever coming together, I finally decided to abandon them and move on.

Both books, Cheri and The Last of Cheri were beautifully written and thoroughly entrancing. After reading the first book entirely from the point of view of Lea, it was fascinating in the second to get into Cheri's head. Though I do still wish I could have ever understood what Cheri's wife was thinking.

All in all, a lovely summer read. ( )
  greeniezona | Dec 6, 2017 |
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Coletteautor principaltodas as ediçõescalculated
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Schultz, DavidArtista da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
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Two volumes of Colette's most beloved works, with a new Introduction by Judith Thurman. "Ché ri," together with "The Last of Ché ri," is a classic story of a love affair between a very young man and a charming older woman. The amour between Fred Peloux, the beautiful gigolo known as Ché ri, and the courtesan Lé a de Lonval tenderly depicts the devotion that stems from desire, and is an honest account of the most human preoccupations of youth and middle age. With compassionate insight Colette paints a full-length double portrait using an impressionistic style all her own.

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