Playboy magazine's September issue will feature an excerpt
from Lydia Davis's new translation of Gustave Flaubert's "Madame
Bovary." Considering Playboy's target audience is comprised mainly of
men who want to see pictures of ladies without any clothes, and that
September, to the best of our knowledge, will not take place in 19th
century France, this may seem a curious choice. Not so, tweeted
publisher Hugh Hefner, who declared the
piece a "great read." And for the people who buy Playboy for the
realist narratives, it probably will be.
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