My Mother's House and Sido

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

0374528330

9780374528331

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248 Pages

$20.00

CAD23.00

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In My Mother's House and Sido, Colette plays fictional variations on the themes of childhood, family, and, above all, her mother. Vividly alive, fond of cities, music, theater, and books, Sido devoted herself to her village, Saint-Saveur; to her garden, with its inhabitants and its animals; and, especially, to her children, particularly her youngest, whom she called Minet-Chéri. Unlike Gigi and Chéri, which focus largely on sexual love and its repercussions, My Mother's House and Sido center on the compelling figure of a powerful, nurturing woman in late-nineteenth-century rural France, conveying the impact she had on her community and on her daughter—who grew up to be a great writer.

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Born in 1873 in France, Colette was the author of many acclaimed novels noted for their intimate style. She died in 1954.
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