April 28th, 2012 → 7:49 am @ // No Comments

    “I know a wench of excellent discourse,
    Pretty and witty; wild and yet, too, gentle.” – The Comedy of Errors

I recently went back to some of the dusty books in the far reaches of the shelves of my library and found The Collected Stories of Colette.  I read Colette as a child and loved her.  The verve, the honesty, the forthrightness.  She’s still great (though I think I prefer the Claudine novels to the short stories).  Indeed, I feel like she’s one of a class of very, very few authors who write fiction about women and not in a hokey, harlequin, boring way.  I wish there was more authors like her.  She makes “female” literature great.

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