Inside the writer's room, the artist's studio and Flaubert's parrot

Citation data:

Page: 167-183

Publication Year:
2015
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Repository URL:
http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/2202
Author(s):
Evans, Nicola J
Tags:
artist; room; studio; writer; inside; flaubert; parrot; Arts and Humanities; Law
book description
Geoffrey Braithwaite, the narrator and protagonist of Julian Barnes's novel Flaubert's Parrot, is a retired doctor and amateur Flaubert enthusiast with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the French author's works and life. On a visit to the Flaubert museum in Rouen, Braithwaite discovers a stuffed parrot, said to be the very one that Flaubert borrowed to use as a model for his novella, 'A Simple Heart' where a parrot plays an important role in the life of a serving woman.