Listen: The Enduring Appeal of Madame Bovary on RTÉ Radio One’s Arena

Madame BovaryAlmost 160 years after it was first published, Gustave Flaubert’s groundbreaking French masterpiece Madame Bovary continues to inspire artists, writers, filmmakers and audiences. The last year alone has seen two new screen adaptations: Madame Bovary directed by Sophie Barthes and starring Mia Wasikowska and Gemma Bovery, based on the popular graphic novel by Posy Simmons. I discussed the book’s enduring appeal with Sean Rocks and you can listen back to our chat here.