• Title: Flaubert: A Biography
  • Author: Frederick Brown
  • ISBN: 9780316118781
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Gustave Flaubert French author Britannica Gustave Flaubert, born December , , Rouen, France died May , , Croisset , novelist regarded as the prime mover of the realist school of French literature and best known for his masterpiece, Madame Bovary , a realistic portrayal of bourgeois life, which led to a trial on charges of the novel s alleged immorality. Gustave Flaubert Books, Biography, Blog Visit s Gustave Flaubert Page and shop for all Gustave Flaubert books Check out pictures, bibliography, and biography of Gustave Flaubert Flaubert Michel Winock Michel Winock has written a great biography, bringing Flaubert down from his stylistic Olympus, to paint a portrait of a character grounded in history, pulsating with Guy de Maupassant French writer Britannica Of the other Naturalists, only Guy de Maupassant, a protg of Flaubert, is still widely read His Naturalism, as evidenced in Le Roman The Novel by his declaration that his intention was to write the history of the heart, soul and mind in Maupassant was the elder of the Notable Biographies Supplement Ca Fi Contains articles like Paul Cadmus Biography, Santiago Calatrava Biography, Felipe Caldern Biography, Bebe Moore Campbell Biography, June Carter Cash Biography, Bonnie Cashin Biography, Queen Catharine Parr Consort of Henry VIII King Biography, Susie Sumner Revels Cayton Biography, Jackie Chan Biography, TISM For six years, TISM s final release seemed to be the German CD single Everyone Else Has Had More Sex Than Me It was TISM s first non Australian release Sony BMG Germany expressed interest when the song s animated clip was an Internet hit thanks to bloggers and sites such as YouTube. SparkNotes The Sound and the Fury movie adaptations made by people who apparently didn t read the book Browse By Author F Project Gutenberg Faber Castell Firm A.W Faber Firm The Lead Pencil Manufactory of A W Faber at Stein near Nrnberg, Bavaria An Historical Sketch English as Author Michel de Montaigne Writer Biography Learn about Michel de Montaigne, the th century French author who developed the essay as a literary genre, at Biography. Pierre Auguste Renoir Painter Biography An innovative artist, Pierre Auguste Renoir was born on February , , in Limoges, France He started out as an apprentice to a porcelain painter and studied drawing in his free time After years as a struggling painter, Renoir helped launch an artistic movement called Impressionism in s He

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    Flaubert A Biography Gustave Flaubert whose Madame Bovary outraged the right thinking bourgeoisie when it was first published in is brought to life here in all his singularity and brilliance Frederick Br
    Gustave Flaubert 1821 1880 , whose Madame Bovary outraged the right thinking bourgeoisie when it was first published in 1856, is brought to life here in all his singularity and brilliance Frederick Brown s insightful portrayal is of an artist fraught with contradictions, his wit and bravado merging into vulnerability A sedentary man by nature, Flaubert undertook epic voGustave Flaubert 1821 1880 , whose Madame Bovary outraged the right thinking bourgeoisie when it was first published in 1856, is brought to life here in all his singularity and brilliance Frederick Brown s insightful portrayal is of an artist fraught with contradictions, his wit and bravado merging into vulnerability A sedentary man by nature, Flaubert undertook epic voyages through Egypt and the Middle East He could be flamboyantly uncouth but was fanatically devoted to beautifully cadenced prose While energized by his camaraderie with male friends, who included Turgenev, the Goncourt brothers, Zola, and Maupassant, he depended upon the emotional nurture of maternal women, notably George Sand His assorted mistresses French, Egyptian, and English fed his richly erotic imagination and found their way into his fictional characters.Flaubert s time and place caused him to be literally put on trial for portraying lewd behavior in Madame Bovary His milieu also made him a celebrity and, indirectly, brought about his financial ruin, probably hastening his sudden death at the the age of fifty nine Although writing was something like torture for him, it preoccupied his mind and dominated his life He privately dreamed of popular success, which he in fact achieved with Madame Bovary, but adamantly refused to sacrifice to it his ideal of artistic integrity About Flaubert s life, inner world, times, and legacy, Frederick Brown s magisterial biography is a revelation.

    One Reply to “Flaubert: A Biography”

    1. I think the best biographies of Flaubert are the well-annotated editions of his letters - but I enjoyed Brown’s book. I found its summaries of 1830, ‘48, and ‘71 accessible, illuminating, and spurs to further reading.

    2. I love biography like this. Brown has written Flaubert's life so rich it becomes in part social portrait. Such events in the life of France as the great 1848 Revolution and the Franco-Prussian War are events affecting Flaubert, too, and so their detailed discussion adds to our understanding of the man. In telling Flaubert's story he has to tell France's, a double portrait. The same is true for the lives he touched. Ivan Turgenev, Louise Colet, George Sand, the Goncourts are given full, rounded t [...]

    3. Whew, this one took a while. The first hundred pages or so were a most effective soporific since they dealt with Flaubert's familial antecedents and the educational system of early nineteenth century France. However, once Gustave himself shows up the pace quickens and it becomes a much more interesting read. I particularly appreciated the mix of social, cultural, and political history that occurred throughout Flaubert's life. The fact that he was put on trial for obscenity after the publication [...]

    4. the master realist who fled from reality Gustave Flaubert has never occupied a central place in my thoughts, nor in my reading experience. However, he is known as the teacher or inspiration for a legion of famous writers---Zola, de Maupassant, Turgenev, Daudet, Kafka, Vargas Llosa and many a 20th century French philosopher. "Madame Bovary" is on everyone's list of great novels of world literature. So, I decided to read Brown's FLAUBERT to find out more about this author because I knew very littl [...]

    5. A thoroughly research, beautifully biography of the man, but unfortunately Brown seems to forget that Flaubert was also a writer. I can identify Flaubert's dinner partners and the salons he frequented, etc but Brown doesn't explain the writer. Why, for example, did the story of Salambo resonate with F? What circumstances in his life prompted him to invest years of labor in his novel about St. Anthony? And so on. I have developed my own guesses from the material Brown presented, but my capacity t [...]

    6. This review originally ran in the Houston Chronicle: Gustave Flaubert claimed to have read 1,500 books while doing the research for his novel Bouvard et Pécuchet, Frederick Brown tells us. While working on La Tentation de Saint Antoine, Flaubert "immersed himself in scholasticism, the lives of the saints, and whatever he could find on early Christian heresies." Even his short story "Hérodias" "was distilled from hundreds of pages of notes on Roman administration, biblical toponymy, numismatics [...]

    7. Geoffrey Wall's 2002 biography, Flaubert: A Life, sought to unwrap the inscrutable author through Freudian analysis, but critics seem to prefer Brown's more straightforward approach. The literary biographer__see Brown's Zola: A Life (1995)__delivers the earthier elements of Flaubert's story with panache and marshals an impressive array of research on French history to provide rich context for his story. If Brown has a tendency toward an overwhelmingly detailed exegesis of Flaubert's works, it's [...]

    8. It took forever to finish this. A lot about the history of the period and lives of those around the author, so much that one often wonders why it is necessary. Flaubert seems to have been something of a ladies man although he never married. His joy in women is made clear in his letters and relationships. For a man who led such a frolicing early life, this particular biography is kind of lethargic.

    9. Loved it for the subject matter. The form I was less enamored with. Could have used more in-depth view of the people who remained important presences in Flaubert's life, and shorter digressions on political/social context and celebrities who briefly pop into and out of the narrative. But it is hard to find fault with a fellow Flaubert-lover.

    10. Excellent biography of Flaubert. Somewhat excessive in detail on the minutiae of Flaubert's personal life and the events of his era at the expense of his writing and intellectual life, but very authoritative.

    11. Very comprehensive and includes more quotes from his letters than the Geoffrey Wall biography, which is more direct and refreshing. Brown's writing style can be convoluted and cumbersome but the material itself is extremely satisfying.

    12. I have not finished reading it. I have a lot of post-its to return to and start my review which should be by the end of the week. First draft due on or about February 15, 2010.

    13. The best part is reading how middle-class, well-educated young adults in the mid-1800s mulled over the same things we do-- what should I do with my life, should I go to law school, etc?

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