Title

Inside the writer's room, the artist's studio and Flaubert's parrot

RIS ID

103983

Publication Details

Evans, N. J. (2015). Inside the writer's room, the artist's studio and Flaubert's parrot. In G. R. Davidson and N. J. Evans (Eds.), Literary Careers in the Modern Era (pp. 167-183). Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.

Additional Publication Information

ISBN: 9781137478504

Abstract

Geoffrey Braithwaite, the narrator and protagonist of Julian Barnes's novel Flaubert's Parrot, is a retired doctor and amateur Flaubert enthusiast with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the French author's works and life. On a visit to the Flaubert museum in Rouen, Braithwaite discovers a stuffed parrot, said to be the very one that Flaubert borrowed to use as a model for his novella, 'A Simple Heart' where a parrot plays an important role in the life of a serving woman.

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