French Language

The Leonard Lopate Show

Lydia Davis on Her New Translation of Madame Bovary

Monday, February 28, 2011

Lydia Davis discusses her English translation of Gustave Flaubert’s acclaimed classic novel Madame Bovary, considered the first masterpiece of realist fiction. In this landmark translation, Davis honors the nuances and particulars of a style that has long beguiled readers of French, giving the novel a new life in English.

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