The Resource Madame Bovary of the suburbs, Sophie Divry ; translated from the French by Alison Anderson

Madame Bovary of the suburbs, Sophie Divry ; translated from the French by Alison Anderson

Label
Madame Bovary of the suburbs
Title
Madame Bovary of the suburbs
Statement of responsibility
Sophie Divry ; translated from the French by Alison Anderson
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of a woman's life, from childhood to death, somewhere in provincial France, from the 1950s to just shy of 2025. She has doting parents, does well at school, finds a loving husband after one abortive attempt at passion, buys a big house with a moonlit terrace, makes decent money, has children, changes jobs, retires, grows old and dies. All in the comfort that the middle-classes have grown accustomed to. But she's bored. She takes up all sorts of outlets to try to make something happen in her life: adultery, charity work, esotericism, manic house-cleaning, motherhood and various hobbies - each one abandoned faster than the last. But no matter what she does, her life remains unfocussed and unfulfilled. Nothing truly satisfies her, because deep down - just like the town where she lives - the landscape is non-descript, flat, horizontal
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Summary
This is the story of a woman's life, from childhood to death, somewhere in provincial France, from the 1950s to just shy of 2025. She has doting parents, does well at school, finds a loving husband after one abortive attempt at passion, buys a big house with a moonlit terrace, makes decent money, has children, changes jobs, retires, grows old and dies. All in the comfort that the middle-classes have grown accustomed to. But she's bored. Sophie Divry dramatises the philosophical conflict between freedom and comfort that marks women's lives in a materialistic world.
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10652214
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Divry, Sophie
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
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Anderson, Alison
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True
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  • Women
  • Middle class
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
Madame Bovary of the suburbs, Sophie Divry ; translated from the French by Alison Anderson
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Publication
Note
First published in French as Le condition pavillionnaire by Les Editions Noir sur Blanc, Lausanne, 2014
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780857054685
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Madame Bovary of the suburbs, Sophie Divry ; translated from the French by Alison Anderson
Publication
Note
First published in French as Le condition pavillionnaire by Les Editions Noir sur Blanc, Lausanne, 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780857054685
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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