From Riots to State Funerals – Ep.30

Known as a great French writer, Colette shattered societal norms and made her mark on literature and history. From being the first woman to receive a state funeral in the French Republic to causing a scandal with a lesbian kiss in a pantomime performance, Colette’s bold and unapologetic spirit left a lasting impact just as her seduction of her stepson left a bad taste.

Sources (Used/Consulted/Read Along the Way)

Colette’s France: Her lives, her loves by Jane Gilmour

Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman

Earthly Paradise by Colette

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