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 (flō-bâr′), Gustave 1821-1880.
French writer whose novel Madame Bovary (1857), noted for its precise literary style and psychological perceptiveness, is considered a forerunner of naturalism.

Flau·ber′tian (-shən, -tē-ən) adj.


(ˈfləʊbɛə; French flobɛr)
(Biography) 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)



Gustave, 1821–80, French novelist.
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Zamora LP and Faris WB (1995) 'Introduction: Daiquiri Birds and Flaubertian Parrot(ie)s.
This Romantic anguish with language-'writing' in its Derridian sense, the necessary material mediation of experience, Derrida calls the 'anguish of the Hebraic ruah' that shatters the Flaubertian Romantic dream of the 'total Book' that contains 'the most irreplaceable within it.
Written in a reserved and understated style of the Flaubertian realism, these stories conceal rather than reveal their true content, as Joyce's "scrupulous meanness" (Selected Letters 83) implies almost plotless procedure, deficient in description and entirely deprived of any commentary.
Whence these two cardinal precepts of showing: the Jamesian dominance of scene (detailed narrative) and the (pseudo-) Flaubertian transparency of the narrator.
I had to tell him that I think he has a tinge of the Flaubertian haine et mepris de la vie.
Indeed, if the predicament of the Stendhalian and Flaubertian hero is to combine acute self-consciousness with very limited self-knowledge, the young HB emerges here as a worthy prototype.
Hirschman was that rarity, an economist who wrote with grace and clarity, striving for Flaubertian mot justes to express what he called his petites idees, which actually contained very large and provocative concepts.
Emma Cox, in this vein, argues that Braithwaite "alternates between using the Flaubertian world as a means of avoiding these [aforementioned] traumas and of seeking to understand them" (Cox 53), but that ultimately, he "can never come to any insight into his own life by looking to, and identifying with, a historical figure" (Cox 55).
In Green Hills of Africa especially he depicts animals in Flaubertian style: impersonally but accurately.
Anne-Sylvie Homassel did not use the previous translation of "A Chance Meeting," which was published in the Flaubertian journal Les Amis de Flaubert in 1974.
Here, the Flaubertian artifice of consumption--Emma's aforementioned theatrical gesture occasioned by a drink from a nearly empty glass, for example--comes to suggest actual artifice, in three dimensions, with an outside and an inside, itself capable--unlike a nature morte--of containing.
Scholars of English literature consider such topics as Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo and "The Sisters," Balzacian ghosts in "The Boarding House," a Flaubertian recipe for succes de scandale in Ulysses, St.