A Novel Form of Revenge

“Let me tell you why I hate critics”, begins Geoffrey Braithwaite, the protagonist of Julian Barnes’ novel, Flaubert’s Parrot, in one chapter. A common sentiment, surely, for any literature student or paranoid narcissist. The ire of Geoffrey Braithwaite, a fanatical investigator of all things to do with the French realist novelist, Gustave Flaubert, is, however, […]

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