Yes, still on the NYT jag. Did I ever get off it?

Wood takes on Brown’s life of Flaubert.

The review includes this delicious little detail: “For most of his writing life, despite the animadversions of his friends, he kept on reworking his first love, ‘The Temptation of Saint Anthony,’ a gaudy, almost kitschy fictional account of the trials of the desert saint.”

I do believe I’ve seen that book down at my favorite local bookstore. I do confess a certain gaudy, almost kitschy curiosity…

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