By Laurence M. Porter
Gustave Flaubert is without doubt one of the most famed novelist of nineteenth-century France, and his most sensible identified paintings, Madame Bovary, is learn in several comparative literature and French classes. His fiction set the normal to which different authors grew to become to profit their craft, and his cult of artwork and his unrelenting look for stylistic perfection encouraged many later writers, corresponding 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 count on 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; ancient individuals and occasions that formed his existence; the topics that run all through his writings; the serious ways hired through students learning his works; and similar themes of curiosity. every one access is written via a professional contributor and such a lot shut with a quick bibliography. All of his significant works are handled at size, and the quantity mentions approximately each unpublished venture of his that has a name. The publication concludes with a particular, common bibliography of significant studies.
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A Gustave Flaubert Encyclopedia by Laurence M. Porter