What would happen if a character, even if only roughly sketched in the mind of a writer, decided to take on a life independent of his creator in order to take revenge against all the other characters that this author had created in his other books?This is what happens to the legendary writer Gustave Flaubert, when his character Harel-Bey comes to life with a grudge to bearWhat would happen if a character, even if only roughly sketched in the mind of a writer, decided to take on a life independent of his creator in order to take revenge against all the other characters that this author had created in his other books?This is what happens to the legendary writer Gustave Flaubert, when his character Harel-Bey comes to life with a grudge to bear. Even the imaginary characters of books that Monsieur Flaubert has never actually written, but had long pondered and discussed with his most intimate friends, begin to stir with their own motivations.Quite unexpectedly, Harel-Bey begins a long and difficult journey through the writings of Monsieur Flaubert to try to understand the reasons that induced the writer to write so many books and stories, but never the one that would have had him as leading protagonist. As a vengeful killer, Harel-Bey is determined to murder all of the protagonists of the books and stories Flaubert has written.In the company of a certain Monsieur Bouvard, himself the star of another book which Flaubert had started but never finished, Harel-Bey seeks his revenge. There's will be a mission rich in disturbing discoveries, revealing the reasons and the irrationalities of fictionalised reality and unreal fiction....
|Title||:||Gustave Flaubert: The Ambiguity of Imagination|
|Number of Pages||:||591 Pages|
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Gustave Flaubert: The Ambiguity of Imagination Reviews
I was really looking forward to reading this book and thought that it was quite a clever idea to have a disgruntled character, lost in an abundance of books created by the author, going on the rampage to rid himself of the popular characters. Well this book is translated and set in the 1800’s and at times told through a number of letters and other people and for me I just got lost along the way. I felt quite confused at the beginning of the book to be honest. This does not mean at all that the book won’t work for other readers it means that it just wasn’t for me.On the plus side for this book it is very descriptive about the time period which I felt was captured pretty accurately. The lack of personal hygiene that was even obvious amongst themselves and the appalling treatment of children that weren’t too hard to find, if a man had an the urge for them. The story is told in appropriate language for the time period, again supporting the era really well.I really wish the author good luck with this book and for the future.
I feel like I need a thesaurus and an alcoholic beverage to be able to comprehend this book... and I don't drink. After 3 reviewers only making it through the first 10 pages, we have called it quits.
As the subtitle hints at, the novel is certainly ambiguous. Some other books by the same author have been considered quasi biographies. I think it would be a mistake to consider this one as a biography of Flaubert. It is rather a visit of his books through the biased consideration of a character who felt cheated. A curious book of meta-literature at best.VERDICT: A curious book of meta-literature for Flaubert’s fans.My long and detailed review or rather, rant! is here:https://wordsandpeace.com/2017/02/28/...
The Ambiguity of Imagination by Giuseppe Cafiero 2Stars Bizarre and unintelligible; the title sums it up. What would happen if a character, even if only a rough sketch in the writers’ mind, decides to come to life and take revenge on the characters in the creator’s other books? Well!! This book is a translation from French into English and I am sure has lost the plot in the translation. I started to read this book and the first 20 pages were utter drivel and continued in that vein through the entire monotonous book. I had no idea which one of the characters was narrating in each chapter. What the story was about was totally beyond me as it had nothing to do with the synopsis. The only good thing is it has improved my knowledge of words that have long since been abandoned in modern dialogue. I am being very generous with the 2 stars! Helen Breakaway Reviewers received a copy of this book to review.