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Novelist (28-Jan-1873 — 3-Aug-1954)


Victoria Best. Critical Subjectivities: Identity and Narrative in the Work of Colette and Marguerite Duras. Peter Lang. 2000. 243pp.

Robert G. Boatright. The Intersecting Realities and Fictions of Virginia Woolf and Colette. Ohio State University Press. 2004. 240pp.

Colette. Mes apprentissages: ce que Claudine n'a pas dit. Ferenczi. 1936. 208pp. Language: French.

Laurie Corbin. The Mother Mirror: Self-Representation and the Mother-Daughter Relation in Colette, Simone de Beauvoir, and Marguerite Duras. Peter Lang. 2001. 169pp.

Margaret Crosland. Colette: The Difficulty of Loving. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. 1973.

Margaret Crosland. Madame Colette: A Provincial in Paris. London: Peter Owen. 1953. 222pp.

Laurel Cummins. Colette and the Conquest of Self. Birmingham, AL: Summa Publications. 2005. 214pp.

Margaret Davies. Colette. Oliver and Boyd. 1961. 120pp.

Geneviève Dormann. Colette: A Passion for Life. Abbeville Press. 1985. 320pp. Translation of Amoureuse Colette.

Nicole Ferrier-Caverivière. Colette l'authentique. Presses Universitaires de France. 1997. 237pp. Language: French.

Jerry Aline Flieger. Colette and the Fantom Subject of Autobiography. Cornell University Press. 1992. 225pp.

Maurice Goudeket. Close to Colette: An Intimate Portrait of a Woman of Genius. New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy. 1957. 245pp.

Lynne Huffer. Another Colette: The Question of Gendered Writing. University of Michigan Press. 1993. 194pp.

Nicole Ward Jouve. Colette: Critical Essay. Indiana University Press. 1987. 232pp.

Bethany Ladimer. Colette, Beauvoir, and Duras: Age and Women Writers. University Press of Florida. 1999. 235pp.

Maria Le Hardouin. Colette. London: Staples. 1958.

Herbert R. Lottman. Colette: A Life. New York: Little Brown & Company. 1991. 344pp.

Michael Lucey. Never Say I: Sexuality and the First Person in Colette, Gide, and Proust. Duke University Press. 2006. 321pp.

Allan Massie. Colette. Penguin Books. 1986. 152pp.

Yvonne Mitchell. Colette: A Taste for Life. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1975. 240pp.

Donna M. Norell. Colette: An Annotated Primary and Secondary Bibliography. Garland. 1993. 552pp.

Catherine M. Peebles. The Psyche of Feminism: Sand, Colette, Sarraute. Purdue University Press. 2004. 232pp.

Madeleine Raaphorst-Rousseau. Colette: Sa vie et son art. Paris: A. G. Nizet. 1964. 319pp. Language: French.

Joanna Richardson. Colette. Methuen. 1983. 276pp.

Michele Sarde. Translated by Richard Miller. Colette: A Biography. New York: Morrow/Avon. 1980. 479pp.

Joan Hinde Stewart. Colette. New York: Twayne. 1996. 161pp.

Dana Strand. Colette: A Study of the Short Fiction. Twayne. 1995. 182pp.

Judith Thurman. Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette. Bloomsbury. 1999. 596pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.330)

  7. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.76)

  8. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.56)

  9. Twentieth Century Authors (p.299)

  10. Authors Today and Yesterday (pp.158-60)

  11. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.41)

  12. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.215)

  13. Obituaries from the Times 1951-1960 (pp.158-59)

  14. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.153)

  15. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.147)

  16. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.118)

  17. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.117)

  18. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (p.173)

  19. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.225)

  20. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.133)

  21. Legends in Their Own Time (p.52)

  22. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.28)

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