One has just been sent out as a biblical dove, has found nothing green, and slips back
into the darkness of the ark -- Kafka

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Flaubert to George Sand

From Letter #309 (according to my Kindle edition):
For, the moment that a thing is true, it is good. Obscene books likewise are immoral only because they lack truth. Things are not "like that" in life.
   And observe that I curse what they agree to call realism, althought they make me one of its high priests; reconcile all that.


I believe I've posted a photo of Flaubert (many posts ago) but not George Sand. Though she was a bit cuter in Impromptu (Judy Davis falling for Chopin = Hugh Grant), this is an older version of the real thing. Flaubert often calls her "my master."

George Sand Pictures, Images and Photos

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