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Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Kent Puckett

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195332759
eISBN:
9780199868131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332759.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

While everyone knows that the nineteenth-century novel is obsessed with gaffes, lapses, and blunders, who could have predicted that these would have so important a structural role to play in the ... More


Embarrassing Bovary

Kent Puckett

in Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195332759
eISBN:
9780199868131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332759.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter begins with a reading of the famous description of Charles Bovary’s cap in the early pages of Madame Bovary. Although the moment has been rightly understood as embarrassing for Bovary, ... More


Monsters and Artists

Jonathan Strauss

in Human Remains: Medicine, Death, and Desire in Nineteenth-Century Paris

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823233793
eISBN:
9780823241262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233793.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter reveals ways in which artists and novelists aestheticized material death and the abject desires associated with it. They drew on the materiality of their works to examine the relations ... More


Alan William Raitt 1930–2006

M. J. Freeman

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 161, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VIII

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264577
eISBN:
9780191734267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264577.003.0015
Subject:
History, Historiography

Alan William Raitt (1930–2006), a Fellow of the British Academy, went up to Magdalen College at the University of Oxford from King Edward's Grammar School in Morpeth, in 1948. He progressed from ... More


The Historical Shiver: Flaubert, Michelet and Keats

Jürgen Pieters

in Speaking With the Dead: Explorations in Literature and History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615889
eISBN:
9780748652020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615889.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes the contributions of Michelet, Gustave Flaubert, and John Keats in the Romantic age. Flaubert felt connected to the depths of his soul with the people who paced the same ground ... More


What happened to the truth is not recorded: Flaubert’s Parrot

Peter Childs

in Julian Barnes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081064
eISBN:
9781781700020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081064.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Flaubert's Parrot (1984) inasmuch as it is Braithwaite's story is a poignant study of loss and displacement completing a trilogy of novels that could be said to focus on common preoccupations of ... More


Flaubert and the Aesthetics of the Antibourgeois

Steven B. Smith

in Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300198393
eISBN:
9780300220988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198393.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Madame Bovary is not a political novel, but it displays all of the contempt for the new bourgeois order that would become a staple of high European modernism. Flaubert saw in his age not the ... More


The Adulterous Geopolitical Aesthetic: Romola Contra Madame Bovary

Lauren M. E. Goodlad

in The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic: Realism, Sovereignty, and Transnational Experience

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728276
eISBN:
9780191794490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728276.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter explores George Eliot’s formal innovations in comparison to a French variation on the naturalistic narrative of capitalist globalization: Flaubert’s landmark novel of adultery, Madame ... More


Against the Event: The Everyday and Evolution of Modernist Narrative

Michael Sayeau

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199681259
eISBN:
9780191766015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681259.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Everyday and the Evolution of Modernist Narrative investigates how a modernity famed for temporal acceleration—from Benjamin’s “shock” and “distraction” to the postmodern loss of ... More


Introduction: Pleasure in form

Peter Childs

in Julian Barnes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081064
eISBN:
9781781700020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081064.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Appraising the work of a living writer is unlikely to cover the entire oeuvre because fresh works may appear. In the case of Julian Barnes, it is also true that he prefers not to be written about by ... More


Flaubert and Authority

Jonathan Evans

in The Many Voices of Lydia Davis: Translation, Rewriting, Intertextuality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474400176
eISBN:
9781474426909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400176.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter focuses on Davis’s translation and rewriting of Flaubert’s work in her translation of Madame Bovary and in her ‘Ten Stories from Flaubert’. The first half of the chapter analyses her ... More


Introduction to Madame Bovary (1965)

Martin McQuillan

in The Paul De Man Notebooks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748641048
eISBN:
9781474400954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641048.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this 1965 essay, Paul de Man talks about Madame Bovary, a novel by the French writer Gustave Flaubert. According to de Man, Madame Bovary has been one of the most discussed books in the history of ... More


Who is Fooled?

Donald Davidson

in Problems of Rationality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780198237549
eISBN:
9780191601378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237545.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Applies and extends the conclusions of the preceding chapters by examining cases of self‐deception of a puzzling sort emerging from cases of fantasizing and imagining, found in Joyce's Portrait of ... More


Save and Protect: Of Angels and Flies

Jeremi Szaniawski

in The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167352
eISBN:
9780231850520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167352.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at the film Save and Protect (1989). Save and Protect is an epic and epically strange adaptation of Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary, located in a deliberately vague, timeless ... More


The Many Voices of Lydia Davis: Translation, Rewriting, Intertextuality

Jonathan Evans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474400176
eISBN:
9781474426909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400176.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The Many Voices of Lydia Davis shows how translation, rewriting and intertextuality are central to the work of Lydia Davis, a major American writer, translator and essayist. Winner of the Man Booker ... More


The Frankenstein of 1790 and Other Lost Chapters from Revolutionary France

Julia V. Douthwaite

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226160580
eISBN:
9780226160634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226160634.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The French Revolution brings to mind violent mobs, the guillotine, and Madame Defarge, but it was also a publishing revolution: more than 1,200 novels were published between 1789 and 1804, when ... More


. Writing as Moral Act

Arthur Kaledin

in Tocqueville and His America: A Darker Horizon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300119312
eISBN:
9780300176209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300119312.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

For Alexis de Tocqueville, writing was a moral act. As seen in his book Democracy in America, he was as obsessed with style and language. In this sense, he was similar to Gustave Flaubert, whose ... More


Murder and “Point of View”

Catherine Toal

in The Entrapments of Form

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269341
eISBN:
9780823269396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269341.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter proposes a new understanding of the importance of French-naturalist literary influence for Henry James, and thereby, of the configuration of Jamesian narrative form, and the role of his ... More


The French Years: 1913–1916

William E. Naff

in The Kiso Road: The Life and Times of Shimazaki Toson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832186
eISBN:
9780824871673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832186.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines Shimazaki Tōson's time in France during the years 1913–1916. It first provides a background on Tōson's from Japan and his arrival in France as well as his accounts of the ... More


Short Stories about Short Deadlines

in On Borrowed Time: The Art and Economy of Living with Deadlines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226886015
eISBN:
9780226886039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226886039.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses short stories by Shakespeare, Friedrich Schiller, Charles Louis Adélaïde Chamisso de Boncourt, Gustave Flaubert, Guy de Maupassant, Theodor Fontane, Arthur Schnitzler, García ... More


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