The Congressman Who Loved Flaubert by Ward S. Just

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Published by Carroll & Graf Publishers .

Written in English

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  • General,
  • Short stories,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Fiction

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Open LibraryOL8175546M
ISBN 100881845876
ISBN 109780881845877

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Just has a wonderful way, through economy of words, of bringing to life both the interior and exterior lives of people in a variety of venues/5.

A personal favorite is "The Congressman Who Loved Flaubert" (which is the title story of this collection) with its consideration of the compromises we all make over time at work and in our relationships. Just is also a wordsmith, and these tales are a delight to read for their careful and nuanced use of language.

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He also lists Just's short story collection, The Congressman Who Loved Flaubert, as one of his favorite : September 5, (age 84), Michigan City, Indiana. ``Just (The Congressman Who Loved Flaubert) has produced another fine novel about the Washington scene, one so authentic and honest in its portrayal of the political era of the past 20 years.

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Just’s first great story, “The Congressman Who Loved Flaubert,” convinced me he was right. We see Washington politicians in action all the time, thanks to the endless chatter of cable news.

Ward Just is our great Washington writer. Taking up where Mark Twain and Henry Adams left off, and alone among his contemporaries, he has held the field since the publication of his short story, “The Congressman Who Loved Flaubert,” which dealt with the ambiguities of power and conflicts of conscience in the nation’s capital during the Vietnam era.

[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Although his first novel was not a commercial success, his short story collection, The Congressman Who Loved Flaubert, whose eponymous story features a congressman in Washington presented with the moral choice about whether or not to support the Vietnam War, garnered critical acclaim.

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I've been a Ward Just fan ever since his wonderful short story, "The Congressman who Loved Flaubert." A former Washington Post reporter, Just captures the inner lives of the Washington elite.

Reading a book chosen by others can be quite an interesting endeavor, as is the case with a book discussion group. Often, one has no or very few preconceptions & this was certainly the case with Echo House by Ward Just, none of whose works I'd previously read.

It would seem that the name of the old Behl mansion in Washington, D.C. is apt, as it is definitely filled with many echoes & the /5. he prevailing subjects in Ward Just's fiction ("The Congressman Who Loved Flaubert," "A Family Trust" and other books) are politics, war and, more recently, the Middle West.

His view of all three is bleak and ironic, yet it is tempered by affection: Mr. Robert Penn Warren’s classic ALL THE KING’S MEN is likely the first that comes to mind, and for some the short stories and novels (THE CONGRESSMAN WHO LOVED FLAUBERT and ECHO HOUSE among the most noteworthy) of the grossly underappreciated Ward Just may follow close behind, and yet it’s hardly a long list.

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Two short sections—one at the beginning, one at the end—frame this ambitious novel about daily power in Washington: a Senator and his wife in their morning kitchen, preparing for the day; the Kennedy-era funeral of a young National Security Council staffer killed by a stolen car.

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