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Bouvard and Pecuchet By Gustave Flaubert Mark Polizzotti Αχιλλέας Κυριακίδης Raymond Queneau Bouvard and Pecuchet Walter Scott Alexandre Dumas Corneille Racine Voltaire Balzac George Sand Quiseram saber tudo sobre o amor o sujeito filos fico a pol tica o socialismo o belo a est tica o sublime a escri

  • Title: Bouvard and Pecuchet
  • Author: Gustave Flaubert Mark Polizzotti Αχιλλέας Κυριακίδης Raymond Queneau
  • ISBN: 9781564783936
  • Page: 366
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bouvard and Pecuchet By Gustave Flaubert Mark Polizzotti Αχιλλέας Κυριακίδης Raymond Queneau Walter Scott, Alexandre Dumas, Corneille, Racine, Voltaire, Balzac, George Sand Quiseram saber tudo sobre o amor, o sujeito filos fico, a pol tica, o socialismo, o belo, a est tica, o sublime, a escrita, Deus, a B blia, a educa o Apaixonaram se, mas as mulheres revoltavam nos Quiseram saber tudo sobre tudo mas n o tardaram a aborrecer se, porque os seus esp ritos prWalter Scott, Alexandre Dumas, Corneille, Racine, Voltaire, Balzac, George Sand Quiseram saber tudo sobre o amor, o sujeito filos fico, a pol tica, o socialismo, o belo, a est tica, o sublime, a escrita, Deus, a B blia, a educa o Apaixonaram se, mas as mulheres revoltavam nos Quiseram saber tudo sobre tudo mas n o tardaram a aborrecer se, porque os seus esp ritos precisavam de um trabalho, as suas vidas de um objectivo , escreve o autor.Flaubert explicou um dia, numa carta a Ad le Perrot, que Bouvard e P cuchet seria uma enciclop dia da estupidez humana ver que o sujeito ilimitado Mas o autor de Madame Bovary n o chegou a terminar esta obra, publicada postumamente Met dico e disciplinado, deixou um plano escrito sobre como deveria acabar o romance S o essas explica es que v m no final do livro, tr s p ginas de t picos sobre os destinos dos dois amigos A se ver que a obra fascinante n o s um retrato da superficialidade dos conhecimentos, mas uma dura den ncia das banalidades da vida intelectual francesa Numa carta a Ivan Turgueniev, em Agosto de 1874, Flaubert escreveu Parece me que vou embarcar numa viagem enorme por regi es desconhecidas e de que n o voltarei mais Era mesmo verdade O estilo est antes sob as palavras do que nelas.
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    1. Fionnuala on said:

      Review in diary form.My favourite books are those that cause me to think so much while I m reading that I start having animated conversations with myself, and need to begin the review even before I m a third of the way through as a means of continuing the dialogue in my head about the book, wishing I had an alter ego, someone who is as enthusiastic as I am about the matter in hand, a double, as it were, like Bouvard and P cuchet who bounce their thoughts off one another continuously, and are oft [...]

    2. Geoff on said:

      Bouvard and P cuchet could be read as Flaubert playing the role of prankster God, watching his protagonists build castles made of sand and then sending forth all the tides of failure, ruin, and ill luck to topple them No doubt, that element is there Flaubert conceived of what was to be his last never finished novel as an encyclopedia made into a farce , a vent for all his anger I shall rid myself of what is stifling me I shall vomit back onto my contemporaries the disgust they inspire in me Yet, [...]

    3. Manny on said:

      As I watched the heroes of Flaubert s last, unfinished novel meander aimlessly from one disaster to the next, they began to seem strangely familiar And after a while, I couldn t help wonderingWhat Might Have Happened If Bouvard And P cuchet Had Been Able To Join That year, Paris talked of nothing but the internet, and, even in Normandy, people began to experiment with the new invention The two friends found an internet caf in Caen but the connection was slow, and the other habitu s made remarks [...]

    4. Fernando on said:

      Las negligencias o desdenes o libertades del ltimo Flaubert han desconcertado a los cr ticos yo creo ver en ellas un s mbolo El hombre que con Madame Bovary forj la novela realista fue tambi n el primero en romperla la obra mira, hacia atr s, a las par bolas de Voltaire y de Swift y de los orientales y, hacia delante, a las de Kafka Jorge Luis BorgesSiguiendo con mi lecturas de libros distintos, extra os y diferentes he terminado en esta ocasi n de leer esa especie de excentricidad filos fico li [...]

    5. Nathan "N.R." Gaddis on said:

      If you re one of those people who have always wanted to dip into the tradition of the encyclopedic novel but have always been intimidated by the page count or just can t find the time to swallow so damn much at one time then let me recommend as a great little gateway book this slim 280 pages little volume as what just might be the treat you ve been waiting for But how you might ask Well see Flaubert in his research for this little unfinished novel that s a point in it s favor now isn t it read o [...]

    6. Nikos Tsentemeidis on said:

      , Flaubert , , , , , , , Guy de Maupassant , Flaubert 10 , , , Borges , .

    7. Michael Finocchiaro on said:

      One of the world s most unreadable books, Boulevard and Pecuchet was Flaubert s last work and was intended to be a sort of summary of all kinds of knowledge he had acquired using a comical tone with his two protagonists However, unlike Madame Bovary or Education Sentimental, I found no affinity with either character and found the lack of a plot and the cluelessness of Bouvard and Pecuchet annoying and a put off Perhaps others had success than me with this one I guess I should still read Salammb [...]

    8. Jay Green on said:

      Another of my absolute favourites Includes the Dictionary of Received Ideas, which was shamelessly and profitably plagiarized by William Donaldson for his World According to Henry Root Super stuff.I m going to have to write a longer review to explain why it is that this book means so much to me It s a wonderful satire on book learning that many of us nerds might feel slighted by, but in fact the message I take away from it is about individuality and the fact that every book of instruction is nec [...]

    9. David on said:

      I just had a very Bouvard P cuchetian moment After writing most of what I thought was a rather good review of Flaubert s Bouvard and P cuchet, I clumsily exed out the tab holding my unpublished review All that hard work and no fruit to bear Flaubert is a keen master of small human foibles taken to extremes In Madame Bovary, his very funny, though perhaps severely misunderstood novel about a woman s mawkish sentimentality whose vitality exceeds her own, Flaubert plays with the elements of comedy [...]

    10. Orsodimondo on said:

      SEMPLICEMENTE, MERAVIGLIOSAMENTE GENIALE E IRRESISTIBILEMi eccita specialmente la prefazione, e cos come la penso sarebbe tutto un libro nessuna legge potrebbe colpirmi perch aggredirei tutto Sarebbe la glorificazione storica di tutto ci che si approva Vi dimostrerei che le maggioranze hanno sempre avuto ragione, e le minoranze sempre torto Immolerei i grandi uomini a tutti gli imbecilli, i martiri a tutti i carnefici, e questo in uno stile spinto a ogni eccesso, come un esplosione di fuochi d a [...]

    11. MJ Nicholls on said:

      Although Flaubert intended to make chumps of his protagonists, BP are actually lovable eccentrics, whose inquiring minds put our dull unquestioning conformist lumps to shame A tour through the humanities, sciences, and theologies woven around a tale of two civil servants free to pursue a life of the mind outside the drudgery of work, Flaubert s last book is far from becoming the final masterpiece he intended, but still dazzles, tickles and titillates with erudition and high class humour Manny s [...]

    12. Josh on said:

      What does it mean to want to write, as Flaubert famously did, a book about nothing If Bouvard and Pecuchet is any answer, it might be the attempt to move what we think of as fiction out of the province of princesses and Wutherings and so on, and move it into the drawing room of a pair of incidental little clerks much the same way that Larry David Jerry Seinfeld made us realize that spending a day trapped in a parking garage was as suitable a subject for a sitcom as, for example, having an alien [...]

    13. Domenico Fina on said:

      Siamo un filo d erba e vogliamo conoscere la trama Da diverso tempo non siamo i migliori negli scacchi, un automa in grado di battere il miglior scacchista in circolazione lo stesso avviene nella medicina, Dottor Watson, supercomputer della IBM, in grado di eseguire in 10 minuti diagnosi complesse che ad alcuni team di medici richiederebbero 160 ore Ricordate HAL 9000, nell Odissea nello spazio Sono 50 anni che non passa giorno in cui un esperto non venga a dirci che prima o poi gli automi prend [...]

    14. Hadrian on said:

      An incomplete masterpiece A vast rambling, hilarious journey throughout all of human history and science and endeavor The antics of the title characters are jabs and scorns at everything from agriculture to history Despite the age and distance of the book, so much is still relevant today the hilarity of their archaic medicine is particularly funny.The end notes and dictionary of terms are also excellent.

    15. Sandra on said:

      DILETTANTI ALLO SBARAGLIOBouvard e Pecuchet, due anime semplici che ingenuamente credono di poter immagazzinare tutte le conoscenze in un unico sapere, metafora della cultura enciclopedica positivistica di stampo illuminista che pretendeva di dare una risposta completa a tutto Una cultura al tramonto all epoca in cui Flaubert scrive, che sta per lasciare il passo all alba della distruzione delle certezze.I due abbandonano Parigi e si rifugiano in una propriet in campagna dove si dedicano alle lo [...]

    16. Laginestra on said:

      Bouvard et P cuchet Un grande Flaubert Molto pi importante di quanto la postera fortuna letteraria abbia ritenuto di tramandare, ancora pi possente, a mio avviso, della signora Bovary, secondo forse solamente all Educazione, irraggiungibile da chiunque C qualcosa in questo libro che respira socialmente, universalmente C anche qualcosa che cambia nello stesso Flaubert mentre scrive Questo nocciolo di contraddizione, di cambiamento, questa essenza ad un tempo del pensiero narrativo e dell essere u [...]

    17. Quinn Slobodian on said:

      Best bros worst bros, Flaubert split the pharmacist Homais from Bovary into two Bouvard and P cuchet to have surface area over which to pour his hatred of the educated middle class and all their pastimes and passions Flaubert claimed to have read over 1,500 books in preparation for writing this one and it shows B P, two aging bachelors from Paris, move to the countryside on a financial windfall and indulge their desire to know and do, a desire that careens riduculously from electrocuting stray [...]

    18. G.R. Reader on said:

      Why didn t someone tell me that Flaubert died before finishing this book I mean, I could easily have found out by reading the preface or looking it up on , but I wanted to avoid spoilers I m guessing he had a twist planned In the last chapter, I bet good old BP would have tried another hare brained scheme and it would actually have worked Or has their insane optimism somehow infected me Anyway, I m docking a star Considering that you can lose a game outright by dying in the World Correspondence [...]

    19. Kristel on said:

      This unfinished work by Flaubert was both enjoyable and a slog to read I liked the whole idea but it just kind of wears on and on Two men become friends and one receives and inheritance, they both retire and move to the country where they try various things to find something to fill their days, end at never doing anything well, losing most of everything they had, including friends, contemplate suicide and the book ends with Christmas Eve What a perfect timing to read this book For that reason I [...]

    20. Evandro on said:

      O livro uma sucess o intermin vel de eventos, em que os dois personagens principais se dedicam a experimenta es pr ticas, conjeturas te ricas superficiais, an lises filos fico sociais de tudo e de todos como se fosse uma revista popular de ci ncia, s que em forma de narrativa, como se dois leitores da Super Interessante resolvessem p r em pr tica, na sua vida cotidiana, tudo e digo, absolutamente tudo o que l em na publica o.

    21. Adam Floridia on said:

      Initial Complaints I was ready to give up on this book, but I m glad I didn t The nature of the book itself didn t really change rather, my expectations of it adjusted Pleased that it was only 185 pages, I was originally eager to plough through it It quickly became evident that a book containing all forms of knowledge would not be a light read The fact that the protagonists first few academic pursuits were gardening, architecture, and archaeology did not help illicit an immediate interest from m [...]

    22. Had Venture on said:

      One of my all time favorite books A quirky, funny story that was sadly left unfinished by Flaubert Bouvard and Pecuchet are two city clerks from relatively humble backgrounds who become best friends I imagine these two would fit right in to The Office cast They share a passion for new ideas and experiences, but are limited by their basic educations and dull, low paying jobs.Their lives change when Bouvard inherits a small fortune from his natural father The two retire from their jobs and buy a f [...]

    23. Bob on said:

      Two Parisian bachelors in their late 40s, copy clerks by trade having nice handwriting seems to be the principal job skill meet and become fast friends One gets a sufficient inheritance to move them both to a farm in a provincial town.They then try their hands at every imaginable intellectual and practical pursuit, which becomes increasingly farcical as they go along.Of limited education, they have great respect for authorities but start out thinking that there is not much to any area of knowled [...]

    24. Bettie☯ on said:

      gutenberg ebooks 25014Opening As there were thirty three degrees of heat the Boulevard Bourdon was absolutely deserted.Farther down, the Canal St Martin, confined by two locks, showed in a straight line its water black as ink In the middle of it was a boat, filled with timber, and on the bank were two rows of casks.Beyond the canal, between the houses which separated the timber yards, the great pure sky was cut up into plates of ultramarine and under the reverberating light of the sun, the white [...]

    25. Justin Evans on said:

      Too bad he never got to finish it sounds like the complete two volumes would have been hilarious What we have is still pretty funny, but I think the most impressive thing is that the usual progress of Flaubert s novels is inverted Usually I m filled with indignation at the way society treats an individual, but come to despise the idiotic protagonists Here, the protagonists are complete and utter morons who don t seem to deserve any pity whatsoever It slowly becomes clear, though, that their idio [...]

    26. Leslie on said:

      2 stars I found this amusing in concept than in execution Flaubert s satire just didn t strike a chord with me, although I found some sections highly entertaining I think that for me, the main problem was that Bouvard and P cuchet were just foils for the author to voice his opinions about the different subjects and so never became sympathetic their ineptitude eventually grew to be irritating I did particularly like the section about educating Victor and Victorine, which I almost missed due to m [...]

    27. Homo on said:

      They set forth to find out how many A presses it took to beat Super Mario 64 Pecuchet studied the science of cloning and Bouvard tried his best to understand parallel universes In no time at all they cleared Watch For Rolling Rocks with just half an A press Soon they matched the 70 star run world record by clearing it with a single A press They put in weeks of work to deal with the remaining A press, but the Z buffer wouldn t budge Cloning coins to gain sideways momentum took considerable effort [...]

    28. Anthony on said:

      amazing unfinished novel by flaubert he spent the last 8 years of his life working on it and claimed to have read 1,500 books in researching it B P are unhappy copy clerks who acquire an inheritance and retire together, spending the bulk of the novel reading books together flaubert calls it an encyclopedia made into farce and ezra pound calls it the inauguration of a new form which has no precedents.

    29. Mehmet Bozkurt on said:

      Yerle ik d nceleri ara t ran ve a an, al malar n en ileri d zeye g t ren, eli kileri farkedince o d nceyi terk edip bir ba kas na ge en iki arkada Boucard ve Pecuchet Tar m, arkeoloji, t p, spor, tarih, edebiyat, siyaset, a k, spiritizma, din konular nda okuduklar n uygulamaya koymak isterken, teorik d ncelerin yanl lar n pratikte ya ayarak farkediyorlar Bay Pickwick gibi ciddiyetlerinin i inde komikler Sa mal klar ortaya kard k a evrelerinden tepkiyle kar la yorlar Kitab n konusu Flaubert in Ma [...]

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