Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Rebuke: Emma takes Flaubert to task

Click to visit the BBC websiteBBC Radio Four: The Afternoon Reading
Friday, 22 September
3.30pm -- 3.45pm

To mark the 150 year anniversary of the publication of Madame Bovary in 1856, five specially commissioned monologues by different writers give a contemporary twist to the themes and passions of Flaubert’s classic novel.

The Rebuke
Written by Julian Barnes; Performed by Pat Kavanagh

Emma takes Flaubert to task over his treatment of her. In this unexpected retelling, she has not committed suicide and is, many years later, recounting her true story. She describes the ingenious means by which she extricated herself from debt and engineered her escape from Yonville with her reputation intact.

Available online for one week after broadcast. Note: The audio version is abridged from the original text due to be published in The Guardian Review on 30 September.


At 12 October, 2006 19:52, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr Barnes: I have read your book on Flaubert. Today I was reding an extract of new Nobel Orhan Pamuk, telling the Flaubert visit to a burdel in Stambul.


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