The Temptation of St. Antony

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Categories: Nonfiction

Gustave Flaubert was a famous French novelist, whose literary heritage counts numerous works of love and passion. However “The Temptation of St. Antony”, a work of all his life, as he used to say, is


his lesser known work, even to the French readers. In this book the author applies to the theme of philosophy, religion and sin. He discourses, with his inherent skill, on objective reality, existence and nonexistence, God and the absolute, form and substance. The more we learn, the more questions arise.

The Temptation of St. Antony
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