"La mia povera Bovary soffre e piange senza dubbio in venti villaggi francesi contemporaneamente e in questo stesso momento" dirAaAaAeA Flaubert
(Thibaudet, 1960: 91), Olympia, dal canto suo, fa scanda perchAaAaAeA@ porta delle ciabattine alla moda, perchAaAaAeA@ AaAaAeA?
Scholars of French literature analyze the work of three francophone writers of the long 20th century whose lives and texts evoke sensations of radical failure: Gustave Flaubert
(1821-80), Samuel Beckett (1906-89), and Marie NDiaye (born 1967).
Trying to find relevance in his work as a starting writer, he chanced upon a collection of Flaubert
's travel notes use the desert as a symbol of routine and
He opened a conversation with Orientalist figures dating back to Chateaubriand and Alphonse Lamartine in order to query that tradition from within, working in the wake of Edward Said, who, in Orientalism (1978), cited Flaubert
as an example of European arrogance speaking for, and over, a subjugated image of the Arab world.
Geoffrey Wall has spent decades writing works on the Flaubert
Since Gustave Flaubert
's trial in 1857 for offending public "moral sensibilities," his novel Madame Bovary has been associated with tensions between bourgeois convention and women's sexuality in/and marriage (see, e.g., Chodorow and Contratto; LaCapra; Ladenson).
Formal Revolution in the Work of Baudelaire and Flaubert
. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2012.
Lawrence's Women in Love and Julian Barnes's Flaubert
's Parrot in a way that respects the difference in their representations of sexuality and their corresponding structures of desire, and that explores those differences in terms of their alienations within the narratives.
"J'ai rempoigne la Bovary avec rage," Flaubert
wrote to Louis Bouilhet two months after the end of his relationship with Louise Colet, the woman who had been lover, correspondent, and--perhaps most importantly--rival writer in Flaubert
's eyes until the couple separated definitively in 1854.
Whereas earlier books examined James's fiction in comparison with particular French writers (Brooks's Melodramatic Imagination, Stowe, Gervais) and virtually all focused on James in relation to canonical writers like Balzac, Sand, and Flaubert
, only Powers's Henry James and the Naturalist Movement examined James in relation to a discrete, homogeneous group of French writers.