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Paperback The Letters of Gustave Flaubert, 1857-1880 Book

ISBN: 0674526414

ISBN13: 9780674526419

The Letters of Gustave Flaubert, 1857-1880

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An acknowledged master of translation, Francis Steegmuller has given us by far the most generous and varied selection of Flaubert's letters in English. He presents these with an engrossing narrative that places them in the context of the writer's life and times. Throughout this exposition in Flaubert's own words of his views on life, literature, and the passions, readers of his novels will be powerfully reminded of the fertility of his genius, and...

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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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