The Temptation of Saint Anthony

The Temptation of Saint Anthony


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The Temptation of Saint Anthony by Gustave Flaubert

A book that deeply influenced the young Freud and was the inspiration for many artists, The Temptation of Saint Anthony was Flaubert's lifelong work, thirty years in the making. Based on the story of the third-century saint who lived on an isolated mountaintop in the Egyptian desert, it is a fantastical rendering of one night during which Anthony is besieged by carnal temptations and philosophical doubt.

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ISBN-13: 9780801412394
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 04/01/1981
Pages: 288

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