Bouvard and Pécuchet

Bouvard and Pécuchet

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by Gustave Flaubert
     
 

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Includes Flaubert's Dictionary of received ideas.

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Includes Flaubert's Dictionary of received ideas.

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Alliage
In Bouvard and Pécuchet,
Flaubert created an encyclopedia of the sciences in a way that emphasizes all the laws and failures of knowledge, and at the same time, he did so in a way that breaks the forms of literature itself.”— Claudine Cohen
Claudine Cohen - Alliage
“In Bouvard and Pécuchet, Flaubert created an encyclopedia of the sciences in a way that emphasizes all the laws and failures of knowledge, and at the same time, he did so in a way that breaks the forms of literature itself.”
Jean Echenoz
“Flaubert inspires in me an affection that I don't feel for any other writer.”
Guy de Maupassant
“Among all the works of this brilliant writer, Bouvard and Pécuchet is definitely the deepest, the most thorough, the broadest. . . . It is the Tower of Babel of the sciences, where all the diverse, opposing, and absolute doctrines—each having its own language—demonstrate the powerlessness of effort, the vanity of affirmation, and the ever eternal 'misery of everything.'”
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"Among all the works of this brilliant writer, Bouvard and Pecuchet is definitely the deepest, the most thorough, the broadest.... It is the Tower of Babel of the sciences, where all the diverse, opposing, and absolute doctrines -- each having its own language -- demonstrate the powerlessness of effort, the vanity of affirmation, and the ever eternal 'misery of everything.'" --Guy de Maupassant

Dalkey Archive Press

"Flaubert inspires in me an affection that I don't feel for any other writer." --Jean Echenoz

Dalkey Archive Press

"In Bouvard and Pecuchet, Flaubert created an encyclopedia of the sciences in a way that emphasizes all the laws and failures of knowledge, and at the same time, he did so in a way that breaks the forms of literature itself." --Claudine Cohen, Alliage

Dalkey Archive Press

Library Journal
Released in 1881, this comedic novel capped Flaubert's career. It follows the title characters as they abandon their clerkships in the city to try country life and fail at every turn. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564783936
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Edition description:
Translatio
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
1,150,548
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Guy de Maupassant
"Among all the works of this brilliant writere Bouvard and Pécuchet is definitely the deepeste the most thoroughe the broadest. . . . It is the Tower of Babel of the sciencese where all the diversee opposinge and absolute doctrines--each having its own language--demonstrate the powerlessness of efforte the vanity of affirmatione and the ever eternal 'misery of everything."
Claudine Cohen
"In Bouvard and Pécuchete Flaubert created an encyclopedia of the sciences in a way that emphasizes all the flaws and failures of knowledgee and at the same timee he did so in a way that breaks the forms of literature itself."--(Claudine Cohene Alliage)
Jean Echenoz
"Flaubert inspires in me an affection that I don't feel for any other writer."

Meet the Author

Known for his scrupulous devotion to his art and perfectionist style, French writer Gustave Flaubert is counted among the greatest Western novelists, and influenced such writers as Franz Kafka and J. M. Coetzee. Flaubert is best known for Madame Bovary, for which he was prosecuted (and acquitted) for offending public morals. His other works of note include Memoirs of a Madman, November, Salammb?, Sentimental Education, and The Temptation of Saint Anthony. His work has been widely adapted for the stage and screen. Flaubert died in 1880.

Mark Polizzotti is the translator of more than thirty books from the French. His articles and reviews have appeared in The Wall Street Journal and The Nation. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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