This evening on France 5, “La Grande Librairie” pays tribute to Colette, a writer with an indomitable spirit

This evening on France 5, “La Grande Librairie” pays tribute to Colette, a writer with an indomitable spirit
This evening on France 5, “La Grande Librairie” pays tribute to Colette, a writer with an indomitable spirit

We owe her around sixty works, more than two thousand press articles, an abundant correspondence, but also and above all an early model of feminine irreverence. Long excluded from the literary pantheon, the author of Claudine at school, Dear, Budding wheat Or Gigi is now consecrated. Its place in the baccalaureate program this year bears witness to this. France 5 dedicates the fifth part of his collection to him The Docs of the great bookstore broadcast this Wednesday, May 29.

Jean Cocteau summed up Colette’s journey well: Scandal after scandal, then everything changes, she becomes an idol!On the literary level, Colette awakens social unthinking: the education of women, divorce, birth control… On the personal level, she takes freedom as her course of action: passing from the arms of her husband, Willy, to those of Mathilde de Morny, she even allows herself an affair with the son of her second husband.

Read also : INTERVIEW. Colette, writer and free woman, “always assumed her choices with courage”

A political posture Source of misunderstandings

The unfathomable Colette indulges in all the paradoxes: the one who campaigns in favor of abortion rejects, at the same time, universal suffrage. Colette goes wherever she wants, and especially where she is not expected.

This is what François Busnel recounts, alongside illustrious speakers, including Mona Ozouf (historian and philosopher), Lydie Salvayre (writer, psychiatrist, Goncourt Prize 2014) and Frédéric Maget (president of the association of friends of Colette), among others. A new, sensitive and gripping documentary, signed Catherine Aventurier and Margaux Opinel.

France 5, 9 p.m.

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