Search Results: "Gustave Flaubert"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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 >