Flaubert's Parrot by Julian Barnes

The novel centers around a retired doctor's obsession with the life and works of Gustave Flaubert, a 19th-century French writer. The doctor's fascination leads him on a quest to find a stuffed parrot that once belonged to the writer. The novel is a blend of biography, literary criticism, and personal memoir, and it explores themes such as the nature of art and the difficulties of interpreting the past.

The 632nd greatest book of all time


Published
1984
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
190-210
Words
41,000
Original Language
English

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