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Hoinara Colette

Hoinara

Colette

Published 1994
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284 pages
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Translated from the French by Enid McLeod.Thirty-three years old and recently divorced, Renée Néré has begun a new life on her own, supporting herself as a music-hall artist. Maxime, a rich and idle bachelor, intrudes on her independent existenceMore Translated from the French by Enid McLeod.Thirty-three years old and recently divorced, Renée Néré has begun a new life on her own, supporting herself as a music-hall artist. Maxime, a rich and idle bachelor, intrudes on her independent existence and offers his love and the comforts of marriage. A provincial tour puts distance between them and enables Renée, in a moving series of letters and meditations, to resolve alone the struggle between her need to be loved and her need to have a life and work of her own.Born in 1873 in France, Colette was the author of many acclaimed novels noted for their intimate style. She died in 1954.. . . one of the first and best feminist novels ever written, is that rare thing: a great book . . . also inspiring. (Erica Jong)