Mon, 22 August 2011
This podcast goes French, and describes for your consideration a beautiful little novella by the scandalously unafraid French woman of letters, Colette. Julie de Carneilhan is about the survival of an aristocratic divorcee in Paris, in poverty. It is strangely uplifting towards the end, where Julie rides off away from the sunrise and away from all the humiliations of her complicated love life. For people who idolise Paris, this tells you how to starve really elegantly.