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Can't and Won't - Section Two: The Funeral, The Husband Seekers, In the Gallery, The Low Sun Summary & Analysis

Lydia Davis
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The Funeral

This is another letter from Flaubert to his lover. This time Flaubert says that he has attended his friend’s wife’s funeral. He also states that people all around him were having the oddest conversations about fruit trees, museums in Egypt, and the libraries in the Middle East. The priest does the service all in French and this upsets some of the attendees who are Catholic and feel it should all be done in Latin. Flaubert states that writers only think that they write the fantastic but that reality wins every time.

The Husband Seekers

This is a dream that the author had where she witnessed a flock of young women who were seeking mates from a faraway island where handsome young men lived. If they were rejected, they...

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