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«Elle est belle. Elle est en Italie. Elle ne pense pas à toi. Le jour de son arrivée, elle ne te verra pas. Tu le sais. Je lui donnerai ma vie. Elle s’en fout. Elle sera dans la ville mais tu ne le sauras pas. C’est abominable. Je la tuerai. J’embrasserai ses deux mains que je rapprocherai. Elles n ...more

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Leduc was born in Arras, Pas de Calais, France, the illegitimate daughter of a servant girl, Berthe. In Valenciennes, the young Violette spent most of her childhood suffering from an ugly self-image and from her mother's hostility and overprotectiveness.

Her formal education, begun in 1913, was interrupted by World War I. After the war, she went to a boarding school, the Collège de Douai, where she experienced lesbian affairs with a classmate and a music instructor who was fired over