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Gigi, Julie de Carneilhan, and Chance Acquaintances by Colette
March 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until March 13, 2019
featuring Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French
Meeting Dates: Wednesdays, March 6 and 13
“The paradoxes of great literature are those of human nature, and Colette is nothing if not human…Accessible and elusive; greedy and austere; courageous and timid; subversive and complacent; scorchingly honest and sublimely mendacious; an inspired consoler and an existential pessimist–these are the qualities of the artist and the woman.”—from the Introduction
“A delicate and humorous realist, Colette was the annalist of female existence…Her greatest strength as a writer is an exact sensory evocation of sounds, smells, tastes, textures, and colors of her world.”—Encyclopedia Britannica
“Colette is one of the glories of France.”—The New Republic
Register online or call 919.962.1544
***This Great Books session will meet on Wednesday mornings instead of Tuesday mornings.***
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