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Hardcover The Letters of Gustave Flaubert Book

ISBN: 0674526368

ISBN13: 9780674526365

The Letters of Gustave Flaubert

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Gustave Flaubert wrote to his mistress, Louise Colet: "An author in his book must be like God in the universe, present everywhere and visible nowhere." In his books, Flaubert sought to observe that principle; but in his many impassioned letters he allowed his feelings to overflow, revealing himself in all of his human complexity. Sensuous, witty, exalted, ironic, grave, analytical, the letters illustrate the artist's life--and they trumpet his artistic...

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Bovary Madness

If you have the time, then yes, read these letters from the great French author himself. Can't remember if Vol 1 or 2 speaks most about his writing method and beliefs on writing. You can probably get them elsewhere in a how to book, but you certainly won't seem as literate and as smart at your local koffi shop with them as you will with this book--and you can always put some brandy or cognac in your cup whilst hazily reading these beautiful letters.
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