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The Cambridge Companion to Flaubert (Cambridge Companions to Literature) Hardcover – December 13, 2004
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"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
This volume brings together a series of new essays representing the latest scholarly thinking on the novelist's work and critical legacy. Textual analyses of the full range of Flaubert's work, including Madame Bovary, are accompanied by discussion of broader theoreti cal issues, and of Flaubert's place in the canon of French literature. This variety of approaches not only provides a robust critical framework, but also yields insights into why Flaubert's writing continues to exert such a powerful influence. This invaluable book includes a chronology and suggestions for further reading.
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Top customer reviews
This book is infected, so if you prefer the kind of Flaubertian criticism written by Steegmuller, Sherrington, Tillett, and etc., you don't want to buy it.
Read the earlier critics and rererereread Flaubert.
The only French critic worth reading is Maurice Nadeau.