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Dictionary of received ideas (1911)

by Gustave Flaubert

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    The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce (ljessen)
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    I'm Leaving You, Simon - You Disgust Me by William Donaldson (bluepiano)
    bluepiano: Donaldson's quite funny book is, like his earlier Henry Root's World of Knowledge, amost certainly based upon Flaubert's dictionary (which in turn was an appendix to Bouvard and Pecuchet).
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I'm not sure "accepted ideas" is really a decent translation of the title; "received ideas" is at least an existing idiom in English, and captures both the transmission and the passivity inherent in the kind of ideas Flaubert lampoons. Nevertheless, it's really nice to have the Dictionary in a separate, slim volume. It really is one of the most brilliant, funny, carefully-produced (if never completed) texts ever composed. Not just a masterclass in satire and intriguing document of nineteenth-century France, it's also hilarious and infinitely re-readable. ( )
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