Books: Nine Lives

THE CAT—Colette—Farrar & Rinehart ($1.50).

To a number of other distinctions Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette can add that of being one of the most rapidly-translated novelists in literature. In the past seven years 15 of her French novels have been published in the U. S., and at one period in 1931-32 translations of them appeared almost every other month. That the reserve of untranslated Colette novels was rapidly being exhausted, many an enthusiast realized with regret last week when the latest item in this Frenchwoman's list appeared.

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