Books: Decolette

RECAPTURED —Colette— Doubleday, Doran ($2.50). Though civilization has pretty well rubbed the romantic bloom off what the Bible and lawyers still call adultery, the theme was for a time almost a monopoly of the essentially unromantic French, still appeals strongly to their rationalizing writers. "Colette." whose books continue to be translated for a growing U. S. audience, has had her share of this national literary preoccupation. Colette-readers will recognize in the heroine of Recaptured the same Renée Neree of Renée, La Vagabonde (TIME, March 23). Renée, retired from the stage and (as she thinks and hopes) from the lists of...

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