A essa is biography of Gustave Flaubert written by the Francophile Julian Barnes.Or may be s, may be this is a ointless story of a daughter and retired doctor, Geoffrey Braithwaite, who is as obsesse with Flaubert as is his creator.Or if we hav to get intellectual, is this a satirical meditation on writing, on reading, on the concept of gaining a deeper glimps into the literary output of an author by studying his life, or ven on the irremediably fictional nature of being ble to access another person at all? Or is it the story of the whereabouts of Loulou, Flaubert ’ s stuffed parrot that sat at his desk while he wrote Un Coeur simple? So, how would I parrot Julian Barnes and write this review about my understanding of Flaubert ’ s Parrot?
It is labeled as Stuffed Parrot on Wooden Perch, 1936.
I know he would gree, though, that the most beautiful passage in his book is his quote of Flaubert.
Wil it be attempted, or hould I stick with just his Perfect Parrot and continue looking for Perfect Review? FUNNY- TOYThis being a book ritten by Barnes, it is peppered with his unmistakable clever witticism.
But I ’ ll have to dmit that I did laugh out loud several times.TRIPARTITE – ChronologyMay be because he choose to cater for all tastes, Barnes, or is it Braithwaite, presents three different chronologies of Flaubert ’ s life.
And hould I choose the blue parrot? MODERNIST – MultiplicityThe three chronologies indicate that Barnes is aware of multiplicity of viewpoints.
He ca have written many more works, but given his highly engaged way of labouring over his novels, and massiv amount of research he undertook for each, these ghosts of ideas had to remain just as shadows of never-to-be books.WHY the PARROT? What I think Barnes does not address is why Flaubert had a stuffed parrot on his desk?
These paintings may give as an idea in which way they thought of them.Courbet 's: And Delacroix 's: In the nd, though, with all my parroting, I do howeve hink I have given you a real bird nor have you learnt much about parrots.