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Culture and the Literary Text

The Case of Flaubert's "Madame Bovary</I>

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Anna Lambros

With thorough research and reasoned arguments, Dr. Lambros's empirical study of 188 subjects proves that language, whether the original or not, is not the determinant factor in comprehending culture from a literary work. Discussed with the authority of an experienced, multilingual language professor, Culture and the Literary Text uses Flaubert's Madame Bovary to establish concepts of temporality, territoriality, and interaction as critical elements to understanding French culture.