Lydia Davis' 'Scandalous' Translation Debuts in Playboy

Viking won’t release Lydia Davis’ new translation of Madame Bovary until late next month, but an advance excerpt is available—in the September issue of Playboy. “The Most Scandalous Novel of All Time,” says the cover!

It is, Hugh Hefner reports, “a great read.”

At last, some common ground for fans of this and fans of this.

(via Bookforum)