1. Flaubert Versus the World

    By Scott Bradfield The last time I tried to “teach” Madame Bovary was in an advanced undergraduate course at a London university, and I had expected better results. The students either hated it, or found it “boring,” and even when they did “sort of like” it, they hated the centra
  2. “Doesn't it seem to you," asked Madame Bovary, "that the mind moves more freely in the presence of that boundless expanse, that the sight of it elevates the soul and gives rise to thoughts of the infinite and the ideal?” Gustave Flaubert, born #OTD in 1821 Photo with Gulf of Mexico