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Tuesdays, February 18 – March 25, 2014 6:30 – 8:30pm
Money, marriage, class, sex, ambition, Paris, the provinces, all this and more are explored by the French novelists Honoré de Balzac and Gustave Flaubert. We will follow these themes and others in our reading and discussions of Père Goriot and Madame Bovary. We will ask how these two novelists portrayed, what to them, was the new and changing world of the nineteenth century.
Guide: Judith Stone studied French literature at New York University and earned a doctorate from the State University of NY in modern French history. She is the author of two books, The Search for Social Peace and Sons of the Revolution. She is an emerita professor from Western Michigan University and currently teaches as an adjunct at Portland State University.