Today I mainly read my books and wandered the house. I read from these books today.
"Flaubert" a biography by Benjamin F. Bart
"Flaubert: A Life" by Geoffrey Wall
"The Novels Of Flaubert: A Study Of Themes And Techniques" by Victor Brombert
"The Gates Of Horn: A Study Of Five French Realists" by Larry Levin
"Flaubert's Parrot" a novel by Julian Barnes
This evening I have been reading, "Flaubert: A Life" by Geoffrey Wall. I plan to go to bed soon. I did not sleep soundly last night. I had weird dreams all night.
Carol is at work right now and works tomorrow night, then is off for two weeks.
This afternoon Beth skyped and I saw Louisa for a few minutes. Carol was gone doing errands so did not get to see her little granddaughter today.
Well I will close to read and then face it.
Here something about Flaubert found in the novel, "Flaubert's Parrot" a novel by Julian Barnes.
"Date 1844. Shattering first attack of epilepsy; others are to follow. 'Each attack', Gustave writes later, 'was like a haemorrhage of the nervous system. . . It was like a snatching of the soul from the body, excruciating.' He is bled, given pills and influsions, put on a special diet, forbidden alcohol and tobacco; a regime of strict confinement and material care is necessary if he is not to claim his place at the cemetery. Without having entered the world. Gustave now retires from it. . ."