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Toni Bentley

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780300090390

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300090390.001.0001

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The Barrier of Light

The Barrier of Light

(p.182) Chapter Twenty-One The Barrier of Light
Sisters of Salome

Toni Bentley

Yale University Press

This chapter describes Colette Willy's relationship with Sophie-Mathilde-Adèle de Morny, or Missy, one of the Belle Epoque's notable cross-dressing lesbians; the launching of Colette's stage career; her performance in the pantomime entitled La Chair (The Flesh); and the publication of her widely acclaimed book, The Vagabond.

Keywords:   Colette Willy, lesbians, Missy, La Chair, The Vagabond

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