Secrets of the Flesh A Life of Colette Author:Judith Thurman "No one has written with less cant about sex than Colette, an no one has written about Colette better than Judith Thurman. this essential biography by a stylish writer of great sympathetic understand and intellectual authority will disappoint the ideologues and enthrall everyone else, as it did me."--Philip Roth
An excellent telling of the life of the woman who scandalized Europe and America with books like "Gigi", "Cheri" and the Claudines stories. Her life was no less racy that the novels inspired by it, full of lovers of both genders, the acclaim of a stage actress, and finally, a place among the literary greats of France.