Translating Laure

by Colette Peignot

01 Colette Peignot, 1903 – 1938

Re: Relationship with Georges Bataille. Book of collected writings called Laure, written by Georges Bataille’s once paramour Colette Peignot. For a time they lived together. She got tuberculosis, died in his house at 35. Had, it is said, by that time destroyed much of anything else she may have wrote, though…Continue reading

02 Laure: History of a Girl, by Colette Peignot

Checked means its been translated literally, thats all.  A young girl’s eyes pierce the night. checked. In a long white chemise, illuminating, a corner wrapped in shadow, my noctabulant kneels half asleep mumbling before crucifix and Virgin. Pious images cover the walls, the kneeling sleeper readies herself for anything, glides…Continue reading

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