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Flauberts Parrot
25-NOV-2006 Marisa

"Flaubert's Parrot"

There is a plaque on the front wall. “Gustave Flaubert, French writer, 1821-1880, lived here while-“ but then the letters shrink impossibly, as if on some optician’s chart.
We walk closer. We look in at a window. Yes, it’s true; despite the carnage some delicate things have survived.
A clock still ticks.
Prints on the wall remind us that art was once appreciated here.
A parrot’s perch catches the eye.
We look for the parrot. Where is the parrot?
We still hear its voice; but all we can see is a bare wooden perch.
The bird has flown.
~Julian Barnes~


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Barry Moore27-Apr-2007 11:37
25 nov is my wife's birthday. I will have to find a copy for her birthday next november. Sounds like she would like it. voted.
crina.19-Dec-2006 03:59
OOOOOOOOOOH, Marisa Julian Barnes is one of my all time favourites; and Flaubert's Parrot is a exquisite work of postmodern literature. as is, I think you may have read - the History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters. I love this book, and adore you, from afar, once again for having a twin soul. Thanks!
Lee LaFontaine03-Dec-2006 05:54
Marisa: Don't tell me you actually read all these books. What a strange pasttime. Obviously, you're a European. Lee
olivier bruning02-Dec-2006 20:07
I have that book on the shelf for almost twenty years now, never read it. think I will now! beautiful perspective Marisa!
marie-jose wolff02-Dec-2006 19:09
composition très originale!
Barbara Heide02-Dec-2006 18:46
excellent composition
Victoria02-Dec-2006 18:43
Fabulous