James Salter on Flaubert

“He usually wrote in this room from early afternoon into early morning, stopping only for dinner, and he was tireless, writing, rewriting, revising, and slowly producing perhaps’ a page a week or one in four days or thirteen in three months….[for Madame Bovary] there are some forty-five hundred pages of drafts for the three hundred in the book.”
James Salter on Flaubert

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