Monday, February 15, 2010

Ten of the best unfinished literary works

For the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best unfinished literary works.

One entry on the list:
Bouvard and Pécuchet by Gustave Flaubert

Flaubert's novel concerns two middle-aged Paris clerks who, when Bouvard inherits a small fortune, dedicate themselves to intellectual pursuits. They wander through almost every science and discipline, bungling all the way. Only half the novel was completed.
Read about the other works on the list.

Bouvard and Pécuchet
also appears on John Sutherland's list of the best books about listing.

--Marshal Zeringue