Madame Bovary is the old Seinfeld

"Flaubert…boasted of Madame Bovary that he had written a ‘book about nothing’"

from Pierre Bayard, How to talk about books you haven’t read, p174

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5 thoughts on “Madame Bovary is the old Seinfeld”

    1. Why, thank you! I know it’s not the most substantive quote, but I am enjoying the book. I’ve also been reading that book, Teaching as Leadership, from the Teach for America people, and have been impressed.

  1. I mean, Teaching as Leadership. I bet in the How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read they say you should strive to get the title right.

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