[floh-bair; French floh-ber]
- Gus·tave [gys-tav] /güsˈtav/, 1821–80, French novelist.
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Flaubert, for instance, hated the works of Dickens: “What defective composition!”
Like Flaubert, Tolstoy and Stendhal greatly admired Walter Scott.
James Wood reminds us again and again that Flaubert invented realism and Bloom that Shakespeare invented us.John Sutherland‘s Enjoyable Little History of Literature
November 29, 2013
But he himself reproduces the same saying about Flaubert wanting to write a novel about nothing.The New Fellini: Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Great Beauty’
November 18, 2013
Raphael, for example, is very fond of Harold Nicolson, while Epstein seems to prefer Isaac Bashevis Singer to Flaubert.The Art of Digital Correspondence
May 12, 2013
In the matter of style--as Flaubert has said--the second-bests are often the better teachers.De Libris: Prose and Verse
I did not attempt a monument in the frozen manner of your Flaubert.Melomaniacs
That Flaubert escaped their error only so far as by fire has been allowed.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2
Flaubert, indeed, had no "outward life;" he lived only for his art.
These expressions must be taken literally in Flaubert's case.
- Gustave (ɡystav). 1821–80, French novelist and short-story writer, regarded as a leader of the 19th-century naturalist school. His most famous novel, Madame Bovary (1857), for which he was prosecuted (and acquitted) on charges of immorality, and L'Éducation sentimentale (1869) deal with the conflict of romantic attitudes and bourgeois society. His other major works include Salammbô (1862), La Tentation de Saint Antoine (1874), and Trois contes (1877)
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