2508 - Madame Bovary and Thérèse Raquin: Bored Housewives as Great Literature
Gustave Flaubert wrote Madame Bovary in 1856, and Emile Zola wrote Thérèse Raquin in 1867. The two novels contain many parallels, but are very different in affect. We will compare and contrast the two works - one a prime example of realism, the other of naturalism. While Madame Bovary has always maintained enormous popularity and usually is highly ranked on lists of the world’s greatest novels, both books have inspired many plays, movies and TV series, of which we will watch various examples. Though available in multiple translations, we will use two recent highly acclaimed ones for our study: Madame Bovary, translated by Lydia Davis, and Thérèse Raquin, translated by Adam Thorpe. Lecture (plus Questions) Facilitated Discussion Viewing Videos
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