Charles Bovary, Country Doctor

Portrait of a Simple Man
Product Number: EB00716667
Released: Sep 04, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781681372518
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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Description

Fans of Flaubert's Madame Bovary will want to read this reimagination of one of literature's most famous failures, Charles Bovary. Part fiction, part philosophy, Charles Bovary, Country Doctor is also a book about love. Charles Bovary, Country Doctor is one of the most unusual projects in twentieth-century literature: a novel-essay devoted to salvaging poor bungler Charles Bovary, the pathetic, laughable, cuckolded husband of Madame Bovary and the heartless creation of Gustave Flaubert. As a once-promising novelist who was tortured by the Nazis and survived a year in Auschwitz, author Jean Amery had a particular sympathy for the lived experience of vulnerability, affliction, and suffering, and in this book-available in English for the first time-he asserts the moral claims of Dr. Bovary. What results is a moving paean to the humanity of Charles Bovary and to the supreme value of love.

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Author(s): Jean Amery
Original Publish Date: Sep 04, 2018

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