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Gustave Flaubert

How Do You Approach Sex in Fiction?

Warren Adler | Posted 11.11.2014 | Books
Warren Adler

I am well aware that any depiction of human relationships in a novel cannot ignore the fact that sex, however described or disguised, is a primal motivating condition of our existence. Indeed, even if the act itself is not referred to in action or description, it is always there, however coded, and can't be ignored by reader or writer.

Quotation Maven Mardy Grothe Never Metaphor He Didn't Like

Michael Sigman | Posted 03.03.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

If Dr. Mardy Grothe has anything to say about it, your search for the perfect metaphor may be (almost) over. You might say Grothe, who launched the o...

Simple Language Isn't for Bird Brains

Chris Abraham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Chris Abraham

Social media is essentially a game of telephone, so it is critical to make sure the last player receives as intact a message as possible, no matter who is in the chain.

8 Reasons to Spend This June in 19th Century Russia

Jeb Harrison | Posted 08.03.2013 | Books
Jeb Harrison

Just when you thought that you wouldn't be able to fit any time travel into your busy schedule this summer, along comes an irresistible opportunity to spend the entire month of June in a quaint mid-19th century Russian village with none other than Dmitri, Ivan and Alyosha Karamazov!

Four Books Ideal for Summer

John J. Healey | Posted 07.30.2013 | Books
John J. Healey

Use the extra hours you'll gain to read a truly good book. I realize it is a novel and retro idea, but think about it. Become, as a reader, what Flaubert became as a writer.

The 30 Harshest Author-on-Author Insults In History

flavorwire.com | Posted 08.20.2011 | Books

Sigh. Authors just don’t insult each other like they used to. Sure, Martin Amis raised some eyebrows when he claimed he would need brain damage to w...

The Writer and the Fallowed Field

Joe Woodward | Posted 07.07.2011 | Books
Joe Woodward

Gustave Flaubert wrestles with the ravages of old age, religion, the joy and heartbreak of love, children, and more. Though each of these stories is just some 40 pages long, they loom larger in the imagination.

Why Is Emma Bovary So Misunderstood?

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The author of minimalist short stories, Davis would seem an unlikely match for Flaubert, with his love of metaphor and obsession with detail. In compa...