Sunday, 17 August 2008


"Madame Bovary, c'est moi" ... but really? It's tantamount to conceding that Bovary is not a woman, but a big Frenchman. As if Shakespeare were to say: 'you know that Iago? That's me, that is!' False; or at the least a misunderstanding of the process of characterisation ... that the perpetrator of this misunderstanding was an author (and a genius at the delineation of character) doesn't excuse him.

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