The Cambridge Companion to Flaubert

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This Companion's textual analysis of the complete range of Flaubert's work, including Madame Bovary, is accompanied by discussion of broader theoretical issues, including Flaubert's place in the canon of French literature. The series of new essays represents the latest scholarly thinking on the novelist's work and critical legacy. A variety of critical approaches provides insight into the continuing power of Flaubert's writing. An afterword by Mario Vargas Llosa concludes the volume. The book includes a chronology and suggestions for further reading.


Chronology; 1. Gustave Flaubert, the hermit of Croisset Timothy Unwin; 2. Flaubert's place in literary history Michael Tilby; 3. Flaubert's early work Timothy Unwin; 4. Flaubert's travel writings Adrianne Tooke; 5. Flaubert's correspondence Rosemary Lloyd; 6. History and its representation in Flaubert's work Anne Green; 7. Death and the post mortem in Flaubert's works Mary Orr; 8. The art of characterisation in Flaubert's fiction Lawrence M. Porter; 9. The stylistic achievements of Flaubert's fiction Alison Finch; 10. The writing process: scenarios, sketches and rough drafts Tony Williams; 11. Flaubert and the visual Aimee Israel-Pelletier; 12. The theatre in the work of Flaubert Alan Raitt; 13. Flaubert's failure Lawrence R. Schehr; 14. Flaubert, our contemporary Mario Vargas Llosa (translated by John King); Bibliography.


Timothy Unwin is Professor of French Language and Literature at the University of Bristol.


"In this rich and concise volume, 12 respected experts on 19th-century French literature come together to present insightful recent scholarship on Flaubert. The volume concludes with an essay by Mario Vargas Llosa, who analyzes Flaubertas legacy from the point of view of a practicing contemporary author. A chronology and a short up-to-date bibliography, including online and electronic resources, complete this indispensable guide to Flaubert and his world. Essential." CHOICE "The aim of this volume of fourteen essays, according to Unwin's preface is 'to provde a coherent overview of work and to offer various possible pathways through it, while at the same time offering the reader insights into the latest scholarly thinking' 9xi0. It not only meets that ambitious goal but is a fitting tribute to a writer whos influence on modern literature is undeniable." - Hope Christiansen, University of Arkansas
EAN: 9780521815512
ISBN: 0521815517
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Companions to Litera'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2015
Seitenanzahl: 234 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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