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Melissa Reads… Shakespeare & Company

University of Nebraska Press

My last blog was about the work of Colette, a Parisian known for her scandalous writing and lifestyle. Similarly, Sylvia Beach was renowned for her connections to Paris’s literary scene and its accompanying excess. Her English language bookshop, Shakespeare and … Continue reading

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Melissa Reads… The Ripening Seed

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette lived a life of angst and drama that put even the exploits of the most rebellious teenager to shame. She spent most of the late Nineteenth Century, and indeed much of the Twentieth, leaving a tsunami of scandal … Continue reading

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