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Flaubert's Parrot - Julian Barnes
Flaubert's Parrot
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Which of two stuffed parrots was the inspiration for one of Flaubert's greatest stories? Why did the master keep changing the colour of Emma Bovary's eyes? And why should it matter so much to Geoffrey Braithwaite, a retired doctor haunted by a private secret? In "Flaubert's Parrot", Julian Barnes... show more
Which of two stuffed parrots was the inspiration for one of Flaubert's greatest stories? Why did the master keep changing the colour of Emma Bovary's eyes? And why should it matter so much to Geoffrey Braithwaite, a retired doctor haunted by a private secret? In "Flaubert's Parrot", Julian Barnes spins out a multiple mystery of obsession and betrayal (both scholarly and romantic) and creates an exuberant enquiry into the ways in which art mirrors life and then turns around to shape it. "A gem: an unashamed literary novel that is also unashamed to be readable, and broadly entertaining. Bravo!" - John Irving. "Endless food for thought, beautifully written ...A tour de force" - Germaine Greer. "Delightful and enriching ...A book to read" - Joseph Heller. "A dazzling achievement ...remarkably inventive as well as audacious" - Walter Abish. "A delight ...Handsomely the best novel published in England in 1984" - John Fowles.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780330289764 (0330289764)
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 190
Edition language: English
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2.0 Rambling Papagei
Despite my fondness for rambling stories, this one didn't enchant me that much. I love a lot of thing about it, Flaubert's life timeline seen from 2 different point of views were great. Also the chapter about animals representation. But some chapters were just tedious and got me counting pages to th...
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Books etc. rated it
0.0 Flaubert's Parrot
dua burung kakaktua
SJane
SJane rated it
After reading [b:The Sense of an Ending|10746542|The Sense of an Ending|Julian Barnes|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1311704453s/10746542.jpg|15657664], I was very keen to read another Julian Barnes book. "Flaubert’s Parrot" seems to be his most famous, and I remember reading glowing reviews way back ...
Weltschmerz
Weltschmerz rated it
5.0 Flaubert's Parrot
Prvo, ne mogu da verujem da je isti čovek napiao ovu knjigu i http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/110973.Before_She_Met_Me. Opet, s rezervom da drugu nisam shvatila na pravi način onda kad sam je čitala.,,Floberov papagaj" me je duže vreme vukao iz potpuno iracionalnih razloga. Donela sam dobru odluk...
hungoverdrawn
hungoverdrawn rated it
4.0 Flaubert's Parrot
Took me a long time to get into it, but I'm glad I persevered. Only my second Barnes book (after Metroland) and - I think - widely thought of as his magnum opus, I personally preferred the earlier book. I will read more by him though.
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