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Michèle Roberts
Birth date: May 20, 1949
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alwaysbooks rated it 4 years ago
This is a wonderfully descriptive book in two different times. Joseph in 1851 and Madeleine in 2011. Joseph is researching the life of prostitutes, so spends much of his time walking the streets, trying to get answers. Everything is described so vividly that the reader could be Joseph's shadow - sme...
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Abandoned by user rated it 7 years ago
Most irritating character in a novel. Oh, dear. It has to be Emma Bovary, although I confess to flirting with the idea of using Anna Karenina, since I find both of these so-called protagonists to be self-absorbed, shallow, and unremittingly annoying examples of the worst of Victorian womanhood. ...
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Annie is reading ~ rated it 7 years ago
I've re-read this book for doing a comparison with The White Sheik by Fellini in my school essay, so after studying it at school and analyzing it for what was necessary in the comparison it occured that surely the read has not been as intense as before. I had a memory of me reading it at 13 with a m...
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Abandoned by user rated it 7 years ago
Henry James wrote: “Madame Bovary has a perfection that not only stamps it, but that makes it stand almost alone; it holds itself with such a supreme unapproachable assurance as both excites and defies judgment.” (James, Henry (1914). Notes on Novelists. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. p. 80.) ...
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Books etc. rated it 8 years ago
My old rating was 2 stars, now I'm not how many I'd give. I like Flaubert's writing and Julian Barnes' Flaubert's Parrot that I read right before it helped giving me some background & trivias. Those are fun to find in the book.I found the plot itself rather awkward in some places. How Charles' 1st w...
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