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Title:Dictionary of Accepted Ideas
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Gustave Flaubert, Jaques Barzun
Publisher:New Directions
ISBN:081120054X
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Number of Pages:92
Category:Non fiction, France, Classics, French literature, Humor, Literature, Th century, Reference, Society, Language

Dictionary of Accepted Ideas by Gustave Flaubert, Jaques Barzun

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Dictionary of Accepted Ideas Throughout his life Flaubert made it a game to eavesdrop for the clich the platitude the borrowed and unquestioned idea with which the right thinking swaddle their minds After his death his little treasury of absurdities of half truths and social lies was published as a Dictionnaire des id es re ues Because its devastating humor and irony are often dependent on the phrasing in vernacular French the Dictionnaire was long considered untranslatable This notion was taken as a challenge by Jacques Barzun Determined to find the exact English equivalent for each accepted idea Flaubert recorded he has succeeded in documenting our own inanities With a satirist s wit and a scholar s precision Barzun has produced a very contemporary self portrait of the middle class philistine a species as much alive today as when Flaubert railed against him

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