The Perpetual Orgy (Hardcover)

Flaubert and Madame Bovary

By Mario Vargas Llosa

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 9780374230777, 256pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 1986

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Paperback (9/1/1987)

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The book's first section is a tete-a-tete with Emma Bovary; the second traces the gestation and birth of the novel, as well as Flaubert's method, his mania for documentation, and the novel's literary sources; the third situates it in literary history. Vargas Llosa's first work of non-fiction will send the reader back to Flaubert's masterpiece with renewed interest.