Flaubert

Les rencontres littéraires de l’Encre Malouine - Flaubert

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  • For the bicentenary of the birth of Gustave Flaubert, Charlotte Cabot will focus on re-reading a landmark 19th century work, Madame Bovary.
    In his correspondence with Louise Colet, Flaubert said: "Bovary mennuie" (June 13, 1852); "My Bovary annoys me" (April 10, 1853); "This book is killing me" (April 16, 1853). And yet, we especially remember this legendary sentence: Madame Bovary, c'est moi!
    This is to say how much his Emma was dear to his heart, how much their melancholy was shared, and...
    For the bicentenary of the birth of Gustave Flaubert, Charlotte Cabot will focus on re-reading a landmark 19th century work, Madame Bovary.
    In his correspondence with Louise Colet, Flaubert said: "Bovary mennuie" (June 13, 1852); "My Bovary annoys me" (April 10, 1853); "This book is killing me" (April 16, 1853). And yet, we especially remember this legendary sentence: Madame Bovary, c'est moi!
    This is to say how much his Emma was dear to his heart, how much their melancholy was shared, and how much she embodied in his eyes the resistance to this century which reduced dreams and desires to the mediocrity of a bourgeois society where he not wanting to live, to be free, to love outside the box. To reduce Emma to the adulterous woman is to think inside out of her creator.
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  • On December 16, 2021 at 6:00 PM