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Renard Lecture: The Life and Works of Gustave FlaubertOctober 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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October 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Date:
October 23, 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cost:
$5
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Renard Lecture: The Life and Works of Gustave Flaubert

“One can be the master of what one does, but never of what one feels.”
-Gustave Flaubert

Most people immediately think of “Madame Bovary” when they hear the name Flaubert, but he was an extremely prolific, influential – and controversial – writer of many books and novellas. Sandra Smith will discuss his philosophy on writing and life with excerpts from “Madame Bovary”, “A Simple Heart”, “The Dictionary of Received Ideas” and Julian Barnes’ novel “Flaubert’s Parrot”.

Sandra Smith taught French Literature at Cambridge University for many years before moving back to New York. She has lectured at Barnard, Columbia, Harvard and Sarah Lawrence. She is also the prize-winning literary translator of Irène Némirovsky (12 novels including Suite Francaise), Camus (The Stranger), and Guy de Maupassant, among others. Her translation of “But You Did Not Come Back” by Marceline Loran-Ivens won the 2016 National Jewish Book Award in the Biography, Autobiography and Memoir category. She currently teaches at NYU.

PLEASE NOTE: Doors Open at 9:30 am

TODAY’S LECTURE IS SPONSORED BY BRIGHTVIEW.

GYM CLOSURES THIS WEEKEND for Special Events: On Saturday, April 21 the Gymnasium will be closed from 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM. On Sunday, April 22 the Gymnasium will be closed from 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience.