Gustav Flaubert’s Madame Bovary

Saturday, February 23, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Saturdays, February 23 – April 27 (class will not meet March 30)

1 – 3 pm

Led by Benjamin Lytal

Also reading shorter fictions by Balzac and Chekhov, and looking at French impressionist painting, this course will trace the depiction of everyday life in nineteenth-century Europe. We will focus on Flaubert’s great realist masterpiece. For our first session, please read the opening section of Balzac’s Pere Goriot, “A Private Boardinghouse.”

Benjamin Lytal is a novelist and critic. His first novel, A Map of Tulsa, will be published in April; his criticism has appeared in the Nation, the London Review of Books, the Wall Street Journal, and the Daily Beast.

Materials List
de Balzac, Honore. Pere Goriot. Norton Critical Edition. ISBN: 9780393971668
Flaubert, Gustav. Madame Bovary. Trans. Lydia Davis. Penguin. ISBN: 9780143106494
Chekhov, Anton. Stories. Trans. Pevear & Volokhonsky. ISBN: 9780553381009
Flaubert, Gustav. A Simple Heart. Trans. Arthur McDowall. New Directions. ISBN: 9780811213189

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and Registration Information 

Nine sessions, $200
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