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  • In his first two novels, Dangling Man and The Victim, he had, as he said, "accepted a Flaubertian standard . . . which, in the end, I found repressive".

    Saul Bellow: Letters - review

  • They taught me, before I discovered Nabokov, about the value of scientific detail in description and word selection, yet they also went extraordinarily afield of the Flaubertian search for the mot juste "right word".

    Archive 2008-02-17

  • (39-40)Of Dick, Freedman says, "Much of the complexity of the style derives from the ironic fine-tuning possible in free indirect discourse, an instrument that Dick can at times play with near-Flaubertian precision" (41).

    PKD and Style

  • The episode is post-Flaubertian in its impersonal detachment, or, as

    Travels through France and Italy

  • This retro charm, though, is only part of Installation Sonore; more often they go at things with a Flaubertian instrumental precision.

    Wicked French Party Tunes From Band Named Rin������r��se

  • He can expose all the lies Johnson told about his military service, but he does not notice the Flaubertian virtuosity of those accounts.

    Monstre Désacré

  • His aesthetic theory is a stimulating mixture of Flaubertian naturalism and neo-Thomism.

    James Joyce

  • Tennyson was something of an Imagist at times, presenting his mood or picture with a Flaubertian precision of epithet that even Amy Lowell could not criticise.

    Penguin Persons & Peppermints

  • Philip Larkin, not a man prone to indiscriminate praise, described Armstrong as "an artist of Flaubertian purity and a character of exceptional warmth and goodness".

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • York celebrities - "I shoplifted Tao Lin's Shoplifting from American Apparel/But I didn't get caught like Kari Ferrell" - over plodding, stuttering synth, it's more the work of a Flaubertian flâneur, wandering "up in SoHo" and ingesting the floating memes, than an indie darling desperately groping for notoriety-by-association like so much Pauly Shore made-for-Netflix cuts.

    Cokemachineglow.com

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