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Jean Amery Charles Bovary, Country Doctor

Portrait of a Simple Man

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Book information

The New York Review of Books, Inc

USA

2018

Main

Paperback

184

Standard

299705

978-1-68137-250-1

1-68137-250-9

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Annotation

Charles Bovary, Country Doctor is one of the most unusual projects in twentieth-century literature: a novel-essay devoted to salvaging poor bungler Charles Bovary, the pathetic, laughable, cuckolded husband of Madame Bovary and the heartless creation of Gustave Flaubert. As a once-promising novelist who was tortured by the Nazis and survived a year in Auschwitz, author Jean Améry had a particular sympathy for the lived experience of vulnerability, affliction, and suffering, and in this book--available in English for the first time--he asserts the moral claims of Dr. Bovary. What results is a moving paean to the humanity of Charles Bovary and to the supreme value of love.

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