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Gustave Flaubert
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In French: "Un ami qui meurt c'est quelque chose de vous qui meurt." Source: "La correspondance de Flaubert", compiled by Charles Carlut, Ohio State University Press, 1968
Gustave Flaubert
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Variant translation: "You have only to look at a thing long enough and it becomes interesting." - Letters (Philosophical Library, 1951), p. 29
Gustave Flaubert
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Madam Bovary, including a complete report of the trial of the author. Aboard the Cange. Novembre (1904 edition)


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Born: December 12, 1821

Died: May 8, 1880 (aged 58)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Novelist, playwright

Bio: Gustave Flaubert was a French writer who is counted among the greatest Western novelists. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary, for his Correspondence, and for his scrupulous devotion to his art and style.

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