from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Flaubert, Gustave 1821-1880. French writer considered a forerunner of naturalism and known for his precise literary style. His works include the novel Madame Bovary (1857) and the short story "A Simple Heart” (1877).

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  • n. French writer of novels and short stories (1821-1880)


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  • Flaubert, a new edition of Pascal, but as an artist with this instinctive belief at heart: “_Flaubert est toujours haissable, l’homme n’est rien, l’œuvre est tout_”.

    The Case Of Wagner, Nietzsche Contra Wagner, and Selected Aphorisms.

  • Flaubert is a great writer, as is Chekhov, as is James, as is, in a much different way, Thomas Hardy.

    Realism in Fiction

  • As Julian Barnes wrote in Flaubert's Parrot, "If you love a writer, if you depend upon the drip-feed of his intelligence, if you want to pursue him and find him - despite edicts to the contrary - then it's impossible to know too much."

    The Lost Orwell, ed Peter Davison

  • Julian Barnes, a literary stylist without rival, has fashioned riveting fiction out of almost comically esoteric mysteries (consider the brilliant point-counterpoint surrounding the question of which stuffed parrot was the true model for Loulou in Flaubert's "Un coeur simple").

    New Fiction

  • Only Flaubert is specific about it being a matter of "separate pictures", fragments, in other words; and that the aspect under which they present themselves to us is that of "combinations".

    Claude Simon - Nobel Lecture

  • The temptations and distractions that sidetrack the artist have multiplied, and examples of intransigence are rarer now than they were in Flaubert's day.

    James Joyce

  • ’ I call Flaubert’s the better counsel, even though I have spent a part of this lecture in attempting to prove it impossible.

    XII. On Style

  • "Goethe is better in German, Flaubert is better in French and Virgil is better in Latin," Dr. Blistein said.


  • The material is organized into a series of brief chapters, each one focused on an important element in Flaubert’s life – his friends, his books, his preoccupations.

    Brief Lives « Tales from the Reading Room

  • The idea that readers can’t find alternative readings in Flaubert – that is, that this is a fault of the readers?

    Fowler attacks Flaubert in Dictionary


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