The Last Of Cheri (Paperback)Colette (author)
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Far more elegiac in tone than the twinkling Cheri, this lovelorn sequel further examines Colette’s exquisite obsession with the passage of time on human relationships and the regrets of the past. Dark yet infinitely compassionate, The Last of Cheri concludes this masterful tale with devastating elan.
At the end of Cheri the young Cheri left his aging mistress Lea on the eve of his marriage. Having served in the army during the war Cheri returns to Paris haunted by memories of his carefree youth and the bounty of his benevolent mistress. In the post-war 1920's he finds it impossible to settle down to a new life with his efficient and entrepreneurial wife and friends.
As his looks and his reputation begin to deteriorate Cheri's life is thrown into crisis as he attempts to recapture the contentment and companionship of his luxurious youth. As Cheri and Lea confront each other, and the changes a decade has wrought on their lives and their looks, Colette displays the incredible sensitivity and insight for which she is justly famous.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 106 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 9 mm
'Profound examination of love, aging, and sexuality.' - Washington Post
'Everything that Colette touched became human... She was a complete sensualist; but she gave herself up to her senses with such delicacy of perception, with such exquisiteness of physical pain as well as physical ecstasy, that she ennobled sensualism almost to grandeur.' - The Times
'I devoured Cherie at a gulp. What a wonderful subject you have taken up and with what intelligence, mastery and understanding of the least-admitted secrets of the flesh.' - Andre Gide
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