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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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I would not dare even attempt an answer to this Flaubertian conundrum.
1) Though his book comes close on the heels of Geoffrey Wall's fine 2001 biography, Brown's life of the contradictory master of Croisset adds not only an abundance of fresh facts but also a density of detail almost Flaubertian in effect.
what he called the Flaubertian mode; he had grown impatient with an
It is Romanticism's depiction of the relationship between poet and reader that imbues this passage with its rhetoric, which, when Michelet comes to write L "Oiseau [The Bird] has undergone a sea change brought about at least in part by the revolutions of 1848 and by the very different thrusts and tactics of Balzacian and Flaubertian Realism.
While it's immensely clever and very Flaubertian,it's ridiculously stilted and dated, so I added some stuff of my own,'' he says.
While Bellow himself does not regard Augie March as a fully realized work of art, he does see it as the novel in which he succeeded in extricating himself from the taut formalism, the Flaubertian pursuit of exactitude, that characterized his first two books and a breakthrough to a more elastic fictional mode, one capable of registering and exploring a wider range of experience.
The Lawrence whom Black identifies through examination of the textual layers made available by the Cambridge edition is a 'conscious artist' whose novels evolved in an exploratory manner towards a finished whole, quite distinct from the well-planned Flaubertian model.
Not only do the argots provide alternating voices, but the story also moves from omniscient narrator, to autobiographical witness, to variations on the Flaubertian style indirect libre.
And Austen also seems to anticipate the effects of a Flaubertian Dictionary of Received Ideas here, preparing us for fatuities to follow.
Julian Barnes' witty novel, Flaubert's Parrot (1984), makes this incident the basis of his title; in its opening chapter the narrator, Geoffrey Braithwaite, perceptively describes Loulou as a "controlled example of the Flaubertian grotesque" and characterizes Felicite's identification of her pet with the Holy Ghost as "neither satirical, sentimental, nor blasphemous" (17).
As she swims, moreover, she swims not only toward a female paradise but out of one kind of novel--the work of Eliotan or Flaubertian "realism" she had previously inhabited--and into a new kind of work, a mythic/metaphysical fantasy of paradisiacal fulfillment and therefore adumbrates much of the feminist modernism that was to come within a few decades.
Other metaphoric associations further refract her character through Metastasian, pre-Romantic, and even Flaubertian topoi.