Flaubert's Parrot

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A kind of detective story, relating a cranky amateur scholar's search for the truth about Gustave Flaubert, and the obsession of this detective whose life seems to oddly mirror those of Flaubert's characters.
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Overview

A kind of detective story, relating a cranky amateur scholar's search for the truth about Gustave Flaubert, and the obsession of this detective whose life seems to oddly mirror those of Flaubert's characters.
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Editorial Reviews

Peter Brooks
Mr. Barnes hasn't written this novel directly or simply. Rather, he has appropriately given us the story of an obsession with Flaubert. The result is a splendid hybrid of a novel, part biography, part fiction, part literary criticism, the whole carried off with great bio. Flaubert's Parrot' is high literary entertainment. -- New York Times
Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
"Witty and dazzeling!" -- The New York Times
Publishers Weekly
Barnes's contemporary classic follows loosely in the footsteps of acclaimed 19th-century French novelist Gustave Flaubert, serving as capsule biography, work of critical art, record of cross-generational authorial jealousy, and a portrait of obsession. As the protagonist meditates on Madame Bovary, while giving us quick glimpses into the source of his own fixation on the novel—like Emma, his own wife was unfaithful and committed suicide—Richard Morant keeps pace, following Barnes as he dips and dives through a dizzying variety of styles. A Vintage paperback. (Apr.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679731368
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/28/1990
  • Series: Vintage International Series
  • Edition description: 1st Vintage international ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 241,798
  • Product dimensions: 5.14 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Julian Barnes
Born in Leicester in 1946, Julian Barnes is the author of nine novels, a book of stories, and a collection of essays. He has won both the Prix Médicis and the Prix Fémina, and in 1988 was made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He lives in London.
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    1. Also Known As:
      Dan Kavanagh
    2. Hometown:
      London, England
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 19, 1946
    2. Place of Birth:
      Leicester, England
    1. Education:
      Degree in modern languages from Magdalen College, Oxford, 1968

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2001

    A Surprise.

    I am glad to discover this Gem of a book. This is the first title that i had read by Barnes.I'm surprised at what a great writer he is.Though, i cannot say i knew what to expect, it's a great book. I knew next to nothing about Flaubert But the book has made me want to find more out about him, probably read his classic. I enjoy an experimental book and especially one that is well written. it makes me want to go to Egypt, France and Especially England, i believe i will read other titles by Barnes.

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    Please rp Brownkit

    Please rp Brownkit. She is a brave kit with clever ideas. Her littermates are Whiskerkit, Mudkit, and Icekit. Her parents are Rockfeather and Beamwhisker. She is dark brown with dark blue eyes. If you want to rp her, go to tree bark result one and asked t rp her.

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    Posted June 19, 2012

    Goldflower

    Emberkir: a smokey grey she-kit with darker front paws and green eyes. She is fun, cheerfull, and is all ways in a good mood. If u want to rp her go to Thunder cloud and ask for me, Goldflower.

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    Posted June 19, 2012

    To cat who came here to have me rp

    Please put the description of the kit, the personality, any abilitys(you dont have to put powers you could just say something like she can jump high for her age), info on who her parents are and her siblings, and plz tell me where to go to rp the kit. Sorry theres a lot to type. I just want to be this kit perfectly. Reply soon!

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