A Gustave Flaubert Encyclopedia by Laurence M. Porter

By Laurence M. Porter

Gustave Flaubert is among the most famed novelist of nineteenth-century France, and his most sensible identified paintings, Madame Bovary, is learn in different comparative literature and French classes. His fiction set the normal to which different authors grew to become to benefit their craft, and his cult of paintings and his unrelenting look for stylistic perfection encouraged many later writers, comparable to Maupassant, Proust, Conrad, Faulkner, and Joyce. His denunciation of materialistic, corrupt society; his fascination with altered states of recognition; his oscillation among metaphysical longings and a thorough nihilism; and his deep-seated distrust of the adequacy of phrases themselves expect the works of up to date authors. This reference is a handy advisor to his existence and writings.

Included during this quantity are a number of hundred alphabetically prepared entries on Flaubert's person works and significant characters; historic individuals and occasions that formed his existence; the topics that run all through his writings; the serious techniques hired by means of students learning his works; and similar themes of curiosity. each one access is written via knowledgeable contributor and such a lot shut with a short bibliography. All of his significant works are taken care of at size, and the quantity mentions approximately each unpublished undertaking of his that has a name. The booklet concludes with a particular, basic bibliography of significant studies.

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