The Livres-souvenirs of Colette: Genre and the Telling of Time (Hardback)Anne Freadman (author)
Hardback 190 Pages / Published: 15/05/2012
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Throughout her career, Colette experimented with genre for the purposes of telling stories of her life. The books that resulted, known collectively as her 'livres-souvenirs', are far from being autobiographies in the customary sense. By addressing the need to reconsider the generic issues surrounding autobiographical story-telling, Anne Freadman's study brings the richness of 'the genre question' to the fore, shedding a fresh light on this much-loved body of work. From the vignettes ofLa Maison de Claudineto the note-books ofL'etoile vesper andLe Fanal bleu, from stories of losing to stories of collecting, Colette's memory books take different narrative forms and explore the passing of time in different ways. This book investigates Colette's variegated generic choices as so many ways of 'telling time'.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 190
Weight: 552 g
Dimensions: 249 x 175 x 15 mm
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