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Bouvard and Pecuchet von Flaubert, Gustave (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 30.11.2005
  • Verlag: Columbia University Press
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Bouvard and Pecuchet

In his own words, the novel is ",a kind of encyclopedia made into farce . . . A book in which I shall spit out my bile.", At the center of this book are Bouvard and Pcuchet, two retired clerks who set out in a search for truth and knowledge with persistent optimism in light of the fact that each new attempt at learning about the world ends in disaster.In the literary tradition of Rabelais, Cervantes, and Swift, this story is told in that blend of satire and sympathy that only genius can compound, and the reader becomes genuinely fond of these two Don Quixotes of Ideas. Apart from being a new translation, this edition includes Flaubert's Dictionary of Received Ideas.


    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 30.11.2005
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781564786999
    Verlag: Columbia University Press
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