The Classics Club announced #18 yesterday for its 33rd Classics Club Spin! That means I’ll be reading Un Coeur Simple by Gustave Flaubert from my classics list. I’m really excited about that. Love that I’ll be reading another book in French and it’s only 69 pages! If you haven’t heard of this French classic originally published in 1877, rest assured it has been translated into English under the title A Simple Heart. I’ll be back with a review by April 30th. Hope it’s a good one.🤞🏾
“In A Simple Heart, the poignant story that inspired Julian Barnes’s Flaubert’s Parrot, Felicite, a French housemaid, approaches a lifetime of servitude with human-scaled but angelic aplomb. No other author has imparted so much beauty and integrity to so modest an existence. Flaubert’s “great saint” endures loss after loss by embracing the rich, true rhythms of life: the comfort of domesticity, the solace of the Church, and the depth of memory. This novella showcases Flaubert’s perfectly honed realism: a delicate counterpoint of daily events with their psychological repercussions.” (Description from Goodreads)
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