Posts Tagged: flaubert
If Flaubert was ‘a man of the quill,’ then perhaps I am ‘a woman of the ear.’ My interviews aren’t interviews as such. Just talks. We just talk and my role is to listen. Listening was difficult at first because of the cognitive dissonance I experienced.
Sometimes we bypass the classic novels on the way to the rich offering of current literary fiction. Fair enough; there is so much to love in today’s fiction. But once in a while, dust off a classic gem and consider the language, the depth, the metaphorical heft these books carry—along with being engrossing, powerful reads....more
The housewife is to the novelist what the still life is to the painter.
For the Slate Book Review, Laura Miller writes a piece exploring the history and resurgence of a beloved literary archetype: the housewife, often made profound by great writers from Flaubert to Jenny Offill....more
At the Guardian, novelist Julian Barnes shares his experiences developing a taste for art during his childhood, and how modernism worked to change his early impressions of what art could be. In addition, he offers insight as to how modernist art has come to influence his work, as well as the works of Flaubert and Proust....more
Good Jobbb (AKA anonymous magazine editor guy) has a double meta review/appreciation of Flaubert’s Parrot by Julian Barnes and Magnus Mill’s The Restraint of Beasts that includes a meditation on the random scraps of paper one sometimes finds in old books and a clear-eyed appraisal of the lost weekend spent hungover/reading/naked....more