About this book
This concise study offers a feminist re-reading of Colette's prolific and varied writing. The approach emphasises both contextualisation and close textual analysis: examining the ideological context of Colette's education, situating her earliest novels in relation to the writing of women contemporaries, reading the journalism and the fiction in terms of social and economic realism - and also studying the texts' subversive interrogation of gender as a question of narrative and linguistic technique. Colette emerges as a richly, radically feminist writer.
feminism fiction gender novel realism women