Gustave Flaubert Quote

Books are made not like children but like pyramids…and they're just as useless! and they stay in the desert!…Jackals piss at their foot and the bourgeois climb up on them.


letter to Ernest Feydeau, November/December 1857, in M. Nadeau (ed.) Correspondence 1857–64 (1965)

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Books are made not like children but like pyramids…and they're just as useless! and they stay in the desert!…Jackals piss at their foot and the...

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Books are made not like children but like pyramids…and they're just as useless! and they stay in the desert!…Jackals piss at their foot and the...

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Books are made not like children but like pyramids…and they're just as useless! and they stay in the desert!…Jackals piss at their foot and the...

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Books are made not like children but like pyramids…and they're just as useless! and they stay in the desert!…Jackals piss at their foot and the...