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0:18 Our thoughts on Madame Bovary - you might be surprised!
1:15 Nicole thinks books are too long
3:23 Jen goes on a tangent about Gone With the Wind and Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind by Ellen F. Brown and John Wiley
4:23 Classic vs modern books, the proliferation of scenery, and Jen goes on another tangent about Steinbeck and Grapes of Wrath
6:53 Back to what Nicole actually thinks about Madame Bovary
7:52 Madame Bovary as character study
9:25 Our feelings about Emma Bovary
11:05 The absurd naivety of the characters
14:00 In which we keep Madame Bovary in our cannon and we are impressed with Flaubert’s layers
16:00 Jen’s nonfiction books relating to Madame Bovary - Madame Bovary’s Ovaries by David P. Barash and Nanelle Barash and Dirt for Art’s Sake by Elisabeth Ladenson
20:50 Nicole’s fun books relating to Madame Bovary - Gemma Bovary by Posy Simmons
Interview with Linda Urbach, author of Madame Bovary’s Daughter
22:10 How Linda came to Madame Bovary and an introduction to Madame Bovary’s Daughter
26:00 What was it like to have a mother like that?
27:45 How people reacted to Madame Bovary in Flaubert’s time and how we react now
31:00 Emma Bovary and Casey Anthony
35:10 Emma Bovary’s suicide as an act of penance
35:30 What constitutes a classic to Linda Urbach
37:00 Wrap-up, and Nicole has one more book - Flaubert’s Parrot by Julian Barnes