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Description - Mod Lib The Temptation Of St Anthony by Gustave Flaubert

A book that deeply influenced the young Freud and was the inspiration for many artists, The Temptation of Saint Anthony was Flaubert's lifelong work, thirty years in the making. Based on the story of the third-century saint who lived on an isolated mountaintop in the Egyptian desert, it is a fantastical rendering of one night during which Anthony is besieged by carnal temptations and philosophical doubt.

This Modern Library Paperback Classic reproduces the distinguished Lafcadio Hearn translation, which translator Richard Sieburth calls "a splendid period piece from one of America's premier translators of nineteenth-century French prose. In Lafcadio Hearn's Latinate rendering, Flaubert's experimental drama of the modern consciousness reads as weirdly as its oneiric original."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780375759123
ISBN-10: 0375759123
Format: Paperback / softback
(214mm x 139mm x 18mm)
Pages: 1
Imprint: Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Gustave Flaubert

Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was a philosopher and the author of Madness and Civilization, The Order of Things, and The History of Sexuality, among other books.

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