Sunday, September 27, 2009

Book Club Selection for Sept-October


Hello!

I'd like to extend a reading invitation to you. Our September-October book selection is Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. Obviously, if you do not live nearby you can't make our next coffee meeting, where we'll talk about the book. If you want to participate but you live too far away, you can tell me what you think of the story in the comments section when I post about it in late October. Then I can share your comments with our group.


Here's a little information about the book:


"Madame Bovary is Gustave Flaubert's first novel and considered his masterpiece. The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life. Though the basic plot is rather simple, even archetypal, the novel's true art lies in its details and hidden patterns. Flaubert was notoriously a perfectionist about his writing and claimed always to be searching for le mot juste ("the right word").
The novel was attacked for obscenity by public prosecutors when it was first serialized in La Revue de Paris between October 1, 1856 and December 15, 1856, resulting in a trial in January 1857 that made the story notorious. After the acquittal on February 7, 1857, it became a bestseller when it was published as a book in April 1857, and now stands virtually unchallenged not only as a seminal work of Realism, but as one of the most influential novels ever written."


-Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

I hope you join us. -Loren
Picture is from Penguin Publishers

7 comments:

rhymeswithplague said...

I remember Madame Bovary! Well, sort of. Okay, just barely. Read it in 1959.

Elizabeth Kathryn Gerold-Miller said...

Maybe I'll use the Barnes and Nobles gift certificate I have from my birthday to get myself a nice hardcover version.

Putz said...

isn't this kind of written by a woman's female part, or not i may be mistaken

Loren Christie said...

Mr Putz? Do you mean through the eyes of a woman narrator? I'm only on chapter 4, but I would say that the narrator is genderless at this point. (Third person)

Loren Christie said...

Mr. Brague, I can't remember a thing that happened in 1959, probably because I did not have a brain or a body yet. :)

Putz said...

no i mean a woman's female orgon

Loren Christie said...

Mr. Putz, Huh? I have no idea what you mean and I'm afraid you might attempt to tell me.

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