Thursday, December 13, 2012

Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars. Gustave Flaubert

Happy belated birthday, Gustave!

The author of Madame Bovary was born two yesterdays ago in 1821.

Gustave Flaubert (French pronunciation: ​[ɡystav flobɛʁ]; December 12, 1821 – May 8, 1880) was a French writer who is counted among the greatest novelists in Western literature. He is known especially for his first published novel,Madame Bovary (1857), for his Correspondence, and for his scrupulous devotion to his art and style.

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