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Flauberts Parrot Flaubert S Parrot Deals With Flaubert, Parrots, Bears And Railways With Our Sense Of The Past And Our Sense Of Abroad With France And England, Life And Art, Sex And Death, George Sand And Louise Colet, Aesthetics And Redcurrant Jam And With Its Enigmatic Narrator, A Retired English Doctor, Whose Life And Secrets Are Slowly Revealed.A Compelling Weave Of Fiction And Imaginatively Ordered Fact, Flaubert S Parrot Is By Turns Moving And Entertaining, Witty And Scholarly, And A Tour De Force Of Seductive Originality.


10 thoughts on “Flauberts Parrot

  1. says:

    This book is the biography of Gustave Flaubert written by the Francophile Julian Barnes.Or may be not, may be this is a pointless story of a widower and retired doctor, Geoffrey Braithwaite, who is as fascinated with Flaubert as is his creator.Or if we are to get intellectual, is this a satirical meditation on writing, on reading, on the possibilities of gaining a deeper insight into the literary output of an author by studying his life, or even on the irremediably fictional nature of being able This book is the biography of Gustave Fl...


  2. says:

    That I knew very little of Flaubert s life was an advantage for me to get a full immersion into this literary extravaganza One can tell that Barnes had fun writing this alternative biography of the famous French writer, using his stuffed parrot to concoct a colorful tapestry of interspersed anecdotes with metaliterary intention, ironic finesse and the savoir faire of a virtuous ventriloquist.The fictitious narrator Doctor Geoffrey Braithwaite scrutinizes the correspondence between Flaubert and That I knew very little of Flaubert s life was an advantage for me to get a full immersion into this literary extravaganza One can tell that Barnes had fun writing this alternative biography of the famous French writer, using his stuffed parrot to concoct a colorful tapestry of interspersed anecdotes with metaliterary intention, ironic finesse and the savoir faire of a virtuous ventriloquist.The fictitious narrator Doctor Geoffrey Braithwaite scrutiniz...


  3. says:

    This book has been perched on my to read shelf for quite a few years, so that recently, fresh from reading Madame Bovary and L ducation sentimentale as well as Bouvard Et P cuchet , I thought it the perfect moment to take Flaubert s Parrot down from the shelf and dust him off On page sixteen however, Julien Barnes mentions Flaubert s Un coeur simple, saying, perhaps you know the story I didn t, so I put Flaubert s Parrot back on the shelf and read the perfect little tale of F licit and her This book has been perched on my to read shelf for quite a few years, so that recently, fresh from reading Madame Bovary and L ducation sentimentale ...


  4. says:

    Will be top contender for novel of the year for me Or, err anti novel It is intelligent literary analysis at its most intimate, at its most arrestingly brilliant this may be one of the best literary dissertations of all time And that is, well, bizarre the last time I had declared this so recalcitrantly, was for Mario Vargas Llosa s The Perpetual Orgy, another immersive lit paper of the 19th century Flaubert, and specifically on his megapopular diva M Emma Bovary.Barnes merges poeti Will be top contender for novel of the year for me Or, err anti novel It is intelligent literary analysis at its most intimate, at its most arrestingly brilliant this may be one of the best literary dissertations of all time And that is, well, bizarre the last time I had declared this so recalcitrantly, was for Mario Vargas Llosa s The Perpetual Orgy, another immersive lit paper of the 19th century Flaubert, and specifically on his megapopular diva M Emma Bovary.Barnes merges poetics and juggles myriad miracles in this, a satirical alchemy that hits you out of nowhere What a trick He takes the antiquated father of realism by the hand, and jolts him out into our modern day What fucking balls, this dude This is nothing short of madness Playful and overarticulate, Flaubert s Parrot is an out o...


  5. says:

    You might think this is a book about Flaubert s parrot The title would indicate that this is not such a preposterous assumption to make Or at least, if not the parrot, then about Flaubert himself, maybe the parrot is just a way in to a biography of the man Again, not entirely erroneous What we get, though, isn t really much of a biography at all,the musings of a man called Geoffrey Braithwaite, who has ...


  6. says:

    Is it splendid, or stupid, to take life seriously When I began listening to this audiobook, I wasn t in the right state of mind, as I was distracted and couldn t concentrate, so I was about to give up on it I m glad that I stuck it out, because, it turned out to be brilliant, delightful, surprising, and altogether original I shouldn t be surprised, after all, the previous six Barnes books I listened to this year were of the highest quality always extremely eloquent I am awed by Barnes brIs it splendid, or stupid, to take life seriously When I began listening to this audiobook, I wasn t in the right state of mind, a...


  7. says:

    This was a giant gimmick of a novel and I thought the gimmick just worked so well I understand some readers disagree I m not going to say that them s fightin words and I m going to have to ask you to step outside I m just annoyingly, irritatingly going to tell you that I thought this was like a gloved hand on the back of your neck which inches its way round to your windpipe What happens is that a dull kind of guy mooches about France collecting biographical data about the sainted Flaubert, This was a giant gimmick of a novel and I thought the gimmick just worked so well I understand some readers disagree I m not going to say that them s fightin words and I m going to h...


  8. says:

    A novel that is largely a non traditional biography of Gustave Flaubert We get all the usual biographical info on Flaubert we expect, but it s organized in chapters such as one on the various colors of Madame Bovary s eyes in the novel Barnes threads the book with the fictitious biographer s concern for, and reflections on, his wife dying of an illness Spooky because Wiki tells us that Barnes s wife actually died of a brain tumor in 2008, but Parrot was written in 1986 One chapter is stru A novel that is largely a non traditional biography of Gustave Flaubert We get all the usual biographical info on Flaubert we expect, but it s organized in chapters such as one on the various colors of Madame Bovary s eyes in the novel Barnes threads the book with the fictitious biographer s concern for, and reflections on, his wife dying of an illness Spooky because Wiki tells us that Barnes s wife actually died of a brain tumor in 2008, but Parrot was written in 1986 One chapter is structured as a Glossary of odds and en...


  9. says:

    ,10,,10,


  10. says:

    There s something about Barnes s prose that just feels so flawless Rarely do I trip on an ill suited word or poorly formed sentence Flaubert s Parrot was a pleasure to read for its use of language, for its playful tone, and for its exhaustively researched expedition through literary history The central conceit regarding obsession though the thread was expertly woven into the fabric of the novel was not entirely successful one is left impressed with the effort, but no...