Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert

Born: December 12, 1821

Died: May 8, 1880

Nationality: French

Occupation: Novelist, playwright

Biography: 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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Source/Notes: Attributed. Although, there is one phrase in the book "Gustave Flaubert, Écrivan" (1969) by Maurice Nadeau which contains the same idea: "Toutes les vérités s'équivalent, il n'y a pas de vérité." (All Truths are equivalent; There is no truth)

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