Search Results: "Gustave Flaubert"


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FLAUBERT-SAND by Gustave Flaubert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 1993

"Caring, private, revealing: a treasure of friendship and a rare exchange enriched by the careful participation of Steegmuller- -more a tactful mediator than an editor—who has turned the correspondence into a work of art."
A charming exchange between two extraordinary writers, from 1866 to 1876, with an illuminating introduction and continuity provided by Steegmuller (A Woman, A Man, and Two Kingdoms, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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GUSTAVE by Rémy Simard
by Rémy Simard, illustrated by Pierre Pratt, translated by Shelley Tanaka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Share this book with children who have a high level of tolerance for ambiguity—and be ready to discuss. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Greater love hath no mouse…. Read full book review >

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FLAUBERT by Henri Troyat
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"The great weakness here is the awkward translation, especially inappropriate for stylists such as Troyat and Flaubert himself. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Troyat—Russian-born member of the French Academy and prolific biographer of Russian writers (Gorky, 1989, etc.) and rulers (Peter the Great, 1987, etc.)—now offers an intimate and appreciative biography of Flaubert (1821-80). Read full book review >

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FLAUBERT by Geoffrey Wall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Like so much of its subject's work, a chronicle of the progression from youthful romanticism to middle-aged disillusionment, but narrated without Flaubert's style and bent for psychological realism. (30 b&w illustrations)"
The French master receives serviceable though not sterling biographical treatment from a translator of Flaubert's works for Penguin Classics. Read full book review >

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FLAUBERT by Frederick Brown
Released: April 4, 2006

"A profound look at an important French literary era, told with verve and wisdom."
Brown's exhaustive biography of the great French stylist is a natural companion to his smart, significant Zola (1995). Read full book review >

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MEMOIRS OF A MADMAN by Gustave Flaubert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2003

"It's a deftly plotted, precociously urbane parable of obsession, somewhat reminiscent of (of all things) early Edgar Allan Poe."
This very early work, written when Flaubert was an adolescent but published only long after his death (in 1900), records the amatory and intellectual effusions of a lovestruck youth whose "madness" is really only romantic hyperbole. Read full book review >

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MADAME BOVARY by Gustave Flaubert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2010

I'd better confess up front: I have always disliked Madame Bovary. Read full book review >

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FLAUBERT IN THE RUINS OF PARIS by Peter Brooks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2017

"Flaubert's writing is vitally important to anyone seeking to understand the history of the period, and Brooks provides a scholarly but not inaccessible entry point."
Detailed examination of Gustave Flaubert's historical novel Sentimental Education (1869) and how it may have prophesied the "terrible year" of 1871. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1987

"Illuminating, but more for specialists than for the general reader."
The second volume of an ongoing translation of Satire's dense, immense biography and analysis of the young Flaubert. Read full book review >

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ANGELS BY THE RIVER by James Gustave Speth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2014

"Both a personal account of a long career dedicated to the environment and a fervent plea for major reform."
How a mainstream environmental adviser to two U.S. presidents became a radical activist arrested for chaining himself to a fence outside the White House. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A hopeful book that generally fails to close the gap between our current situation and what Speth envisions for future generations."
A longtime environmental policymaker and activist suggests a sweeping plan to save the United States by revamping the entire political-economic-societal paradigm. Read full book review >

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NEW CRITICAL ESSAYS by Richard  Howard
Released: July 1, 1980

"This can lead, at best, to a string of thought-provoking dicta, but in any case it fails to leave the reader with a coherent view of the work in question."
Eight not-so-new essays, as ingenious and exasperating as ever, by the late M. Barthes. Read full book review >