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Flaubert and Madame Bovary by Francis Steegmuller
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Apr 11, 2009

it was amazing

In my opinion, Madame Bovary is the best book every written because it is the best-written novel ever written. Flaubert was above all a stylist, believing (correctly) that style and content were inseperable. I have never read (and doubt I ever will read) a book as beautifully written as Madame Bovary. What I learned is that style is more important than content. Yes, the story is wonderful, but the telling transports this novel into greatness.

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