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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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.

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

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