The Vagabond by Collete

Colette’s The Vagabond tells a story of backstage life in the music halls of turn of the century Paris.  The narrator/heroine has left a failed marriage and career as a novelist to earn a living performing two shows a night as an actress in French pantomime. The Vagabond works as a backstage novel and as a source of insight into the its author, Colette.  Because … Continue reading The Vagabond by Collete

State History, Short Stories, and A Little Sex: or One of those Catch-up Posts with Lots of Short Reviews

I’ve been sick. School will be out in just two more days, and I’m coming down with something. “Oh, Excellent!” as Hermia says somewhere in act three of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” If that weren’t bad enough, I’m behind on my reviews.  So, I’ve decided to post about several books and stories I’ve read in the past week in one post instead of giving each their own … Continue reading State History, Short Stories, and A Little Sex: or One of those Catch-up Posts with Lots of Short Reviews