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Madame Bovary

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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

Has anyone read Madame Bovary? The new translation by Lydia Davis?

Is it good?


message 2: by Catherine (new)

Catherine | 9 comments Great book! I've only read the original, but her translation got a great review in the NY Times.


message 3: by Catherine (new)

Catherine | 9 comments I need to learn a synonym for great.


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

awesome?


message 5: by Catherine (new)

Catherine | 9 comments fan-freaking-tastic!


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balls to the wall?


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ballstastic?


message 8: by Catherine (new)

Catherine | 9 comments works for me-


message 9: by Jessie (new)

Jessie | 2 comments I'm late commenting on this one, but I still vividly remember reading Madame Bovary in honors English class in high school. My teacher was obsessed with the book's "polymorphous perversity"...Flaubert's ability to turn anything nonsexual into a sexual act. Did you read the new translation yet? Is it good?


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i am getting around to it. i have to finish this door stop "the instructions" which by the way is really fantabulous.


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