The Temptation of Saint Anthony (Modern Library Classics)

The Temptation of Saint Anthony (Modern Library Classics)

Gustave Flaubert, Lafcadio Hearn


A e-book that deeply stimulated the younger Freud and used to be the foundation for lots of artists, The Temptation of Saint Anthony was once Flaubert’s lifelong paintings, thirty years within the making. in keeping with the tale of the third-century saint who lived on an remoted mountaintop within the Egyptian barren region, it's a fantastical rendering of 1 evening in which Anthony is besieged by means of carnal temptations and philosophical doubt.

This glossy Library Paperback vintage reproduces the celebrated Lafcadio Hearn translation, which translator Richard Sieburth calls “a most suitable interval piece from one among America’s most excellent translators of nineteenth-century French prose. In Lafcadio Hearn’s Latinate rendering, Flaubert’s experimental drama of the fashionable recognition reads as weirdly as its oneiric original.”

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