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Author Améry, Jean, author.

Title Charles Bovary, country doctor : a portrait of a simple man / by Jean Améry ; translated from the German by Adrian Nathan West.

Publication Info. New York : New York Review Books, 2018.
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 95th Street Adult Fiction  F AMERY    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Fiction  F AMERY    AVAILABLE
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Description xiii, 155 pages ; 21 cm.
Series New York Review Books classics.
Summary Fans of Flaubert's Madame Bovary will want to read this reimagination of one of literature's most famous failures, Charles Bovary. Part fiction, part philosophy, Charles Bovary, Country Doctor is also a book about love. Jean Améry undertakes one of the most unusual projects in twentieth-century literature: a novel-essay devoted to salvaging the poor bungler Charles Bovary from the depredations of his creator, Gustave Flaubert. As a once-promising novelist reduced to hack journalism for two decades after the Second World War, Améry had a particular sympathy for failure, and Charles Bovary, Country Doctor is his phenomenology of the loser, blending fiction and philosophy to assert the moral claims of the most famous, most risible cuckold in all of Western literature. Charles tells his side, Améry vindicates Flauberts hated bourgeoisie, and in the end, the Master himself winds up in the docket, forced to account for the implausibility of his own vaunted realism. At the same time, in Charless words, Améry offers a moving paean to the majesty of Emma Bovary herself, and to the supreme value of love.
Subject Bovary, Charles (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Losers -- Fiction.
Genre Psychological fiction.
Added Author West, Adrian Nathan, translator.
Added Title Charles Bovary, Landarzt. English.
ISBN 9781681372501 (alk. paper)
1681372509 (alk. paper)
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