Flaubert's Parrot (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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BOOKER PRIZE NOMINEE • From the internationally bestselling author of The Sense of an Ending comes a literary detective story of a retired doctor obsessed with the 19th century French author Flaubert—and with tracking down the stuffed parrot that once inspired him. • “A high literary entertainment carried off with great brio.” —The New York Times Book Review

Julian Barnes playfully combines a detective story with a character study of its detective, embedded in a brilliant riff on literary genius.

A compelling weave of fiction and imaginatively ordered fact, Flaubert's Parrot is by turns moving and entertaining, witty and scholarly, and a tour de force of seductive originality.

About the Author

Born in Leicester in 1946, Julian Barnes is the author of nine novels, a book of stories, and a collection of essays. He has won both the Prix Médicis and the Prix Fémina, and in 1988 was made a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He lives in London.

Praise For…

“A high literary entertainment carried off with great brio.... rich in parody and parrotry, full of insight and wit ... a great success.” —The New York Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679731368
ISBN-10: 0679731369
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: November 27th, 1990
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Vintage International