La Vagabonde (French Edition) – Kindle edition by Colette. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like. James Hopkin: As the Guardian’s France week draws to a close, it’s time to celebrate the centenary of The Vagabond, Colette’s ageless novel. Eighteen years earlier, Colette had published La vagabonde, a first-person Colette’s novel can thus be read as an exploration of the quandary of the working .

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. My book club discussed this last night, but couldn’t really participate in cilette discussion of the novel. I recommend The Vagabond extremely highly. Then along comes the handsome and rich bachelo I’ve enjoyed all the Colette books that I have read, but The Vagabond is my favorite.

Jan 20, Leslie rated it really liked it Shelves: This is probably the most beautiful piece of writing I’ve ever found. I’ve enjoyed all the Colette books that I have read, but The Vagabond is my favorite.

Maybe the audio version further enhances the believability of the story told. She was born Preview — The Vgaabonde by Colette. Now she has acquired an admirer. Topics Books Books blog. BookDB marked it as to-read Oct 04, I hate that Colette ended it like that. I really like Collette’s writing in this book. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page.


I think this is what I found so wonderful with the book. We can notify you when this item is back in stock.

Dec 29, Paul rated it really liked it Shelves: The story is told in first person by Renee Nere, the main character who has divorced her wealthy, philandering, artist husband after eight years of emotional torture.

The story goes almost nowhere; perhaps that’s the point that I missed.

The life of the music hall fagabonde is also infused with details that only a pro would know. Julie ; samedi 25 juin: Colette – la vagabonde assise by Hortense Dufour.

We watch her path toward self-dis Why in the world did I like this so much? She more formally meets him again after a private engagement arranged by his brother.

lla Will she give up her job that enables her to provide for herself and do the things she wants, though the hours are ‘Cheri’ and ‘The Last of Cheri’ are two of my favorite books and I thought it was about time I read more of Colette, and ‘The Vagabond’ didn’t disappoint. The Vagabond by Colette Colette’s talent lies in enumerating the sensory details we barely notice and explicating the relationship between the tactile and the emotional. This part of the story is told primarily in bagabonde form of letters to Maxime, sprinkled with accounts of performances, and thoughts about her relationship with him.


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Le droit de souffrir? Renee cannot be too different from the author herself, intelligent, appreciating herself and her own company even as she can be critical of her shortcomings and very clear-eyed about her history and her place in the world.

The character Cavaillon is Maurice Chevalier but not yet a super star. Then there is the writing.

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The performance of the reader is good and her voice is melodic. Colette takes the listener backstage and into the demimonde of Renee Nere, an aging dancer, mime, and failed writer.

Give it a shot! Want to Read saving…. Open Preview See a Problem? If the product is purchased by linking through, The Literary Ladies Guide receives a modest commission, which helps maintain our site and helps it to continue growing! Beautifully written but not at all what I expected.