Het ochtendgloren

Het ochtendgloren In Het ochtendgloren dat net als haar meeste boeken op haar eigen leven is gebaseerd vertelt Colette over haar moeizame en dubbelzinnige relatie met haar moeder Ze begon met het schrijven van Het oc

  • Title: Het ochtendgloren
  • Author: Colette Evelien van Leeuwen
  • ISBN: 9789045006543
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Het ochtendgloren, dat net als haar meeste boeken op haar eigen leven is gebaseerd, vertelt Colette over haar moeizame en dubbelzinnige relatie met haar moeder Ze begon met het schrijven van Het ochtendgloren toen ze begin vijftig was, kort na de ontbinding van haar tweede huwelijk Niet toevallig gaat de roman mede over het afwijzen van liefde en de terugkeer naar eenIn Het ochtendgloren, dat net als haar meeste boeken op haar eigen leven is gebaseerd, vertelt Colette over haar moeizame en dubbelzinnige relatie met haar moeder Ze begon met het schrijven van Het ochtendgloren toen ze begin vijftig was, kort na de ontbinding van haar tweede huwelijk Niet toevallig gaat de roman mede over het afwijzen van liefde en de terugkeer naar een onafhankelijk bestaan.Het ochtendgloren is een van de indringendste analyses van de moeder dochterverhouding in de twintigste eeuwse literatuur.

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  • Colette Evelien van Leeuwen

    Colette was the pen name of the French novelist and actress Sidonie Gabrielle Colette She is best known, at least in the English speaking world, for her novella Gigi, which provided the plot for a famous Lerner Loewe musical film and stage musical She started her writing career penning the influential Claudine novels of books The novel Ch ri is often cited as her masterpiece.


  • Red, pink, blue, pimento, moths, cats, dogs, birds, sand, wind, sea, moon. This book is so full of incredible descriptions of our everyday world, its colors, its inhabitants, its smell and look and feel. These details make me want to open my eyes wider and to savor every experience. It makes me want to live more fully (not even sure what that would mean), to love more fully, to eat an omelette more fullyIt's about a woman at the age of fifty after her second divorce spending the summer in a Fren [...]

  • colette is the most sensual writer I know after enjoying the youthful delights of the claudine series, cheri, the ripening seed, gigi, etc. in my 20's, it was wonderful to grow older with colette's mature appreciation of midlife it's independence, choices, self-realizations, wisdom, and quieter pleasures. this is the book i return to for a reminder of life's lessons her writing has more essence and earthiness than any other writer i have ever read, and has taught me the value and joy of looki [...]

  • This is the quintessential book about nothing (really, nothing happens at all, and the climactic scene is an intense conversation in which Colette gets to be smug about being too old and powerful to give any fucks anymore). As with all Colette’s writing, her surroundings (St. Tropez this time!) are all-important, vividly depicted, and make you wonder how you tolerate your colorless existence. There’s the sun-soaked garden and swimming in the Mediterranean, fragrant evening air and simple mea [...]

  • I love reading books that are translated from another language to English. I also love reading books that speak of someone living a quiet, peaceful, authentic life in a little village. Break of Day is by French author Colette, translated to English and tells of either her life or based on her life as she lives in a little village in the Cote d'Azur in her later years.I loved the writing which was lyrical, beautiful and a little like Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway. I loved to live through her eyes [...]

  • This is the first book I have read by Colette and I gather it is not regarded as her best. Published in 1928 when she was in her fifties and established in her fame, this has a poetical, stream of consciousness style, beautiful and original when applied to the landscape and climate of coastal Provence, to her passion for gardening and cats, but somewhat precious, at times tedious, when the theme is the nature of love, and her relationship with her mother.There is a good deal of falsity here, alt [...]

  • On dirait que Colette a fait un bouquin avec les digressions charmantes dont elle agrémente ses romans le reste du temps Souvenir poignants de sa mère, émoi devant les couleurs de la nature, la vie des animaux sauf que là ce n'est pas le décor, c'est le livre. Une autre façon de présenter la naissance du jour, c'est de dire que c'est une version déstructurée de "la retraite sentimentale" : ah qu'il est bon, après une vie d'amours tumultueuses, de se retirer à la campagne, de découvri [...]

  • Reading Break of Day for the second time, 11 years later, I liked it better. I had more patience for the appropriately laconic pacing and enjoyed the prose more. Whether it's because I'm older or was just in the mood for something unhurried, I can't say. It's like a soup that's been simmering on the stove all day better for the time and care taken to reach its point. My only complaint, such as it is, was with the last quarter or so, which felt tacked on. Her mediation on her mother fits with the [...]

  • Between two and three stars. I'm starting to really like Colette; reading her feels like having a long conversation with a whimsical, observant friend, the sort of conversation you might have on that friend's back porch on a warm summer evening. Even so, the extensively-recorded struggles with Helene and Vial grew tiresome, making even the enjoyable parts drag a bit.

  • This novel, rich in layers, is filled with calculated beauty. If you prefer a more “traditional” plotline/story arc, then this isn’t for you. The subtext within these pages is not profound for profundity’s sake; it’s thoughtfully crafted and elegantly composed.

  • I pretty much just love Colette, and this is my favorite thing she wrote. Maybe I related so well because I was having relationship problems when I read it, but I still find the writing lovely and insightful and empowering.

  • There's a sweet story in this novel about a middle-aged woman and her indecision between taking a lover or remaining single -- or, more accurately, between temporary relief from a lacking faith in love or complacency with solitude and nature. Colette's pleasant, soothing descriptions of the natural world provide the strongest plus to this novel, but they also bear a certain sadness to them as we realize why she's so meticulous and attentive to such detail. A nice, quick read overall.

  • I really loved the poetic Zen like parts of this book about her mother, animals and garden etc. The only reason I didn't give it 5* was that I personally did not get the lengthy Vial sub plot. He seemed like a twit to me and Helene was fairly uninteresting as well. I know that Colette met 'the love of her life', Maurice G, whilst living in this house. I hoped that Vial wasn't a fictionalized version of her great love!! He seemed so unworthy of her and of the book.

  • 3.5. Deducting a 1/2 star from an otherwise 4-star rating due to the occasionally tiresome descriptions of the thinly-disguised narrator's bourgeois (or is it bohemian, what with all these artist typesybe it is Bobo) summer lifestyle in Provence. Also she acts way too old for someone in her late 40s. Otherwise it was enjoyable, with plenty of lush description of the natural world. And cats, lots of cats.

  • Lyrical; delicately lush. Rather dull storyline (although I appreciate her frank honesty regarding love, loss, and the feminine) but glittering with beauty. I picked up an English translation at a used book store in Seattle; I'd like to try a hand at her works in the original French. The English is so lovely that the original French must be exquisite.

  • "At no time has the catastrophe of love, in all its phases and consequences, formed a part of the true intimate life of a woman."This quick read, about an aging woman happy with her current life, is full of vivid descriptions and beautiful little moments. I kept putting it down to make it last longer.

  • For some reason, I resist Colette as I resist all women with 'powerful' personalities. I must say, this is a compelling read and the poetic prose goes down well. I will be reading more Colette in future.

  • This one was quieter than I expected, more reflective. The intellect in the musings is sharp, but the pacing is unhurried. Somehow, though I'm not sure why, it wasn't really what I was expecting from Colette. Either way, the quality of the writing cannot be debated.

  • I hated it. This is a self-indulgent work of an elderly lady in the twilight years of her sexual career. I think Colette wrote many excellent books over a long and distinguished career but this little book is well worth passing over.

  • Hard to understand for my level of French, but after plodding through it I liked the pervading tone and the symbolism. Glad I read it for a class, though a second read taking the time to understand the words is in order.

  • dreamy, wandering, loving of plants and animals. sunlit with provencal beach heat and idiosyncratic summertime company. perfect for falling asleep inside of.

  • i needed this, meditative. a way to slow down, and to move in and out gracefully, with subtlety. keeping all the lushness and richness and the sensuality.

  • I am torn whether to give this book 3 or 4 stars because it is beautifully written but also very slow, even a slog.My full review: noseinabook/?p=1591

  • Probably not her best, but a nice little story about rebirth and renewal (aka starting over after a life crisis), dinner parties and gardening in the South of France.

  • More, more, more. Now I want to one day move back to the French Riviera, and live alone, with some animals, and a view of the sea and sunshine, every day.

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