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April 17, 2007



You're good!


Thanks, J. But I don't think anyone will disagree with me when I say: Balzac is better. Reading the Courbet book got me in the mood to reread some of his stuff as well as Flaubert, so I've been dipping into Lost Illusions and The Sentimental Education. It's great stuff, extremely funny and very enjoyable, and still rings too true at times.


A recent reread of Air Guitar (esp. Simple Hearts) put me in mind of Flaubert in a big way. Hickey is lecturing at U of T in early May along with others at a conference called The Future Of Beauty. The Courbet sounds like a purchase I might make soon. Thanks.

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