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Flaubert, a life

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Published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880,
  • Novelists, French -- 19th century -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-408) and index.

    StatementGeoffrey Wall.
    GenreBiography.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPQ2247 .W35 2002
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 413 p. :
    Number of Pages413
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3558617M
    ISBN 100374156271
    LC Control Number2002019707


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The life and times of the great French novelist A blond giant of a man with green eyes and a resonant actor's voice, Gustave Flaubert, perhaps the finest French writer of the nineteenth century, lived quietly in the provinces with his widowed mother, composing his incomparable novels at a /5(3).

Flauberts life is not always a fascinating thing to behold raised in comfort, flouted the father to pursue literature, travelled and slept with whores, embarked on an anti-romance with Louise Colet, faffed around for ages before writing Madame Bovary, cosied into fame and notoriety, wrote a more popular second novel no one reads inbrief collusion in politics and uprising of the period, wrote his best /5.

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Flaubert was a difficult man: arrogant, anal, irascible, a lonely bear of a fellow with a special gift for making enemies.5/5(2). At the age of 27, Gustave Flaubert embarked on the adventure of a lifetime with his friend Maxime du Camp. In an excerpt from his new biography of the French novelist, Geoffrey Wall reveals how the Author: Geoffrey Wall.

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While working on La Tentation de Saint Antoine, Flaubert "immersed himself in scholasticism, the lives of the Flaubert, and whatever he /5. Flaubert's play, The Candidate, failed after a few performances inand his last novel, Bouvard and Pechuhet, which was unfinished on his death, was published posthumously in Flaubert was one of the most important European writers of the nineteenth century, and with him the French novel reached a high level of development.

Gustave Flaubert, (born DecemRouen, France—died May 8,Croisset), novelist regarded as the prime mover of the realist school of French literature and best known for his masterpiece, Madame Bovary (), a realistic portrayal of bourgeois life, which led to a trial on charges of the novel’s alleged immorality.

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“A Simple Heart” by Gustave Flaubert describes the life, the affections, and the fantasies of a diligent, kindhearted servant named Félicité. This detailed story opens with an overview of Félicité’s working life—most of which has been spent serving a middle-class widow named Madame Aubain, “who, it must be said, was not the.

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Flaubert: A Life Geoffrey Wall Faber £25, pp Geoffrey Wall is an academic and also a translator, whose version of Madame Bovary appeared in   Flaubert, just back from his two years in the East, wrote to his mistress Louise Colet that this new book would represent his third try at a great novel.

"It's high time I succeeded or jumped out. Flaubert's outwardly calm and inwardly turbulent life created the complex, intriguing world of his imperishable novels and stories.

Flaubert had few close friends, but there were two unusual relationships with women in his life. The first involved Elisa Schlessinger, a married, older woman whom he met at Trouville when he was fifteen and who for many years was the object of his platonic and idealized affection.

Flaubert, too, could never attain what he most wanted. He remained lonely and bitter throughout his life as a writer. Though admired by his French contemporaries, Flaubert was deeply hurt by the moral outrage Madame Bovary provoked at its publication in The novel depicted extramarital sex in what were, for the time, graphic terms, and.

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Gustave Flaubert has been the subject of a nearly obsessive number of biographies and critical studies, including Jean-Paul Sartre's outsized recreation of the writer's psychic life in ''The.

Brown is no slouch himself when it comes to research. His new biography of Flaubert is almost as much a cultural history of France in the midth century as it is a life of the author.

Life. Early Life and Education. Flaubert was born in Decemberin Rouen, Seine-Maritime, in the Haute-Normandie Region of France.

He was the second child of Achille-Cléophas Flaubert (), a surgeon in practice at Rouen, and his wife, Anne Justine, born Fleuriot. The book was composed, Flaubert said, at the rate of “five hundred irreproachable words a week” and published in six installments in Du Camp’s literary journal, the Revue de Paris.

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The notorious and celebrated novel that established modern realism For this novel of French bourgeois life in all its inglorious banality, Flaubert invented a paradoxically original and wholly modern style. His heroine, Emma Bovary, a bored provincial housewife, abandons her husband to pursue the libertine Rodolphe in a desperate love affair/5(9).

Flaubert's early years Gustave Flaubert was born on Decemin Rouen, France. His father, Achille-Cleophas Flaubert was a doctor and an important Rouen citizen, and his mother, Anne-Justine-Caroline Fleuriot, was a physician's daughter.

I was surprised by how this book touched me. Translated from the French by Charlotte Mandell, Gustave Flaubert’s A Simple Heart tells the story of Félicité, a lifelong servant, and her search for someone to love. Félicité lives a very limited life, only rarely leaving the home of. About Three Tales.

Three stories by a French master First published inthese three stories are dominated by questions of doubt, love, loneliness, and religious experience—together they confirm Flaubert as a master of the short story.

Of Flaubert's life, his inner world, his times and his legacy, Frederick Brown's magisterial biography is a revelation. It was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize for biography and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.