Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris

Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris

Brooks uses letters between Flaubert and his novelist friend and confidante George Sand to tell the story of Flaubert and his work, exploring his political commitments and his understanding of war, occupation, insurrection, and bloody ...

Author: Peter Brooks

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465096077

Category: History

Page: 288

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From a distinguished literary historian, a look at Gustave Flaubert and his correspondence with George Sand during France's "terrible year"--summer 1870 through spring 1871 From the summer of 1870 through the spring of 1871, France suffered a humiliating defeat in its war against Prussia and witnessed bloody class warfare that culminated in the crushing of the Paris Commune. In Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris, Peter Brooks examines why Flaubert thought his recently published novel, Sentimental Education, was prophetic of the upheavals in France during this "terrible year," and how Flaubert's life and that of his compatriots were changed forever. Brooks uses letters between Flaubert and his novelist friend and confidante George Sand to tell the story of Flaubert and his work, exploring his political commitments and his understanding of war, occupation, insurrection, and bloody political repression. Interweaving history, art history, and literary criticism-from Flaubert's magnificent novel of historical despair, to the building of the reactionary monument the Sacré-Coeur on Paris's highest summit, to the emergence of photography as historical witness-Brooks sheds new light on the pivotal moment when France redefined herself for the modern world.
Categories: History

Flaubert

Flaubert

Michel Winock situates Flaubert in France’s century of great democratic transition.

Author: Michel Winock

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674737952

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 549

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Michel Winock situates Flaubert in France’s century of great democratic transition. Wary of the masses, Flaubert rejected universal suffrage, but above all he hated the vulgar, ignorant bourgeoisie, a class that embodied every vice of the democratic age. His loathing became a fixation—and a source of literary inspiration.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Flaubert Sand

Flaubert Sand

As soon as communications were re - opened , Flaubert hastened to Paris ,
probably on June 4 , to resume research for Saint Antoine . He went to ... The
sight of the ruins is as nothing compared with Paris ' s immense stupidity . With
very rare ...

Author: Gustave Flaubert

Publisher: Harvill Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029155129

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 428

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This volume presents the exchange of letters from 1863 to 1876 between Gustave Flaubert and George Sanders. The varied topics include a commentary on the Paris theatre, on the gossip of the literary world and on their own domestic lives.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Letters of Gustave Flaubert 1857 1880

The Letters of Gustave Flaubert  1857 1880

The second volume of Flaubert's correspondence details his travels, his relationships with Princess Mathilde Bonaparte and George Sand, the political climate, and his works, L'Education sentimentale, Salammbo, Three Tales, and other ...

Author: Gustave Flaubert

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674526406

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

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The second volume of Flaubert's correspondence details his travels, his relationships with Princess Mathilde Bonaparte and George Sand, the political climate, and his works, L'Education sentimentale, Salammbo, Three Tales, and other literary endeavors
Categories: Literary Criticism

Balzac s Lives

Balzac s Lives

More than anyone, Balzac invented the nineteenth-century novel, with its interwoven plots and diverse and overlapping realities, political, economic, domestic, psychological; indeed, Oscar Wilde went so far as to say that Balzac invented ...

Author: Peter Brooks

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1681374498

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Enter the mind of French literary giant Honoré de Balzac with this groundbreaking biography that illuminates the writer's life and era through close study of the unforgettable characters and places in Balzac's expansive and inimitable works. Peter Brook's Balzac's Lives is a biography like no other, a vivid and searching portrait of the great novelist that is based on a close examination of the extraordinary characters that throng his work. More than anyone, Balzac invented the nineteenth-century novel, with its interwoven plots and diverse and overlapping realities, political, economic, domestic, psychological; indeed, Oscar Wilde went so far as to say that Balzac invented the nineteenth century! It was, in any case, above all the wonderful, unforgettable, extravagant characters he dreamed up and made flesh--entrepreneurs, bankers, inventors, industrialists, poets, artists, bohemians of both sexes, journalists, aristocrats, politicians, prostitutes--that allowed Balzac to bring to life the dynamic forces of the new era that ushered in our own. Brooks singles out the capitalist Gobseck, the aspiring writer Lucien de Rubembré, the ambitious politican Rastignac, the gay criminal mastermind, Collin, among others, to disclose the secret workings of a great writer's inner world.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Journey Into Flaubert s Normandy

A Journey Into Flaubert s Normandy

On February 23, 1848, Gustave Flaubert and Louis Bouilhet took the train from
Rouento Paris to catch a glimpse of ... Flaubert and Du Camp explored ruins,
meandered through ancient capitals, hobnobbed with artists, and cavorted with ...

Author: Susannah Patton

Publisher: Roaring Forties Press

ISBN: 9780984625420

Category: Travel

Page: 145

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Richly illustrated with maps, historical and contemporary photographs, and period artwork, this guidebook takes tourists and armchair travelers on a stimulating journey through the small towns, rolling hills, and windswept coast of Flaubert’s Normandy. The novelist’s homes and the locations that are prominently featured in his controversial works are the focus of this pictorial travel guide, and include the ancient town of Rouen, where Flaubert was born in 1821; the resort town of Trouville and its frequently painted beach; Croisset, where Flaubert’s riverside house gave him the refuge to write; and the quiet country town of Ry, which claims to be where the real Madame Bovary lived and died.
Categories: Travel

Paris Babylon

Paris Babylon

The Story of the Paris Commune Rupert Christiansen. sleep . ... Within months ,
he was – ' poisoned by the filth of modern life ' , in Flaubert ' s view . Gautier had
... the galleys and forced the blood - stained fools to clean up the ruins of Paris .

Author: Rupert Christiansen

Publisher: Viking Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105009808010

Category: History

Page: 434

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Explaining how and why the revolutionary conflagration occurred, the Franco-Prussian War, and life in 1869 in Paris--a city obsessed with sex and money--an examination of the Paris Commune draws on various sources to evoke dramatic episodes of history.
Categories: History

Paris Capital of Europe

Paris  Capital of Europe

... anecdote Flaubert told Edmond de Goncourt : He ( Flaubert ) told me of a
Chinese delegation that was in Paris during ... gens greeted the revenge of the
Versailles soldiers with relief and approval ; and they gazed at the ruins of Paris
with ...

Author: Johannes Willms

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015040680376

Category: Paris (France)

Page: 436

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Johannes Willms, a historian and journalist, recreates the years from 1789 - the city on the brink of upheaval - to the First World War. He masterfully weaves various social, political, artistic and economic threads into a vivid tapestry, allowing the general reader as well as the scholar the rare opportunity to grasp the city in Proustian detail. One reads not only of the estates, the Terror, and the Commune, but also of street life and repression, social customs, Napoleonic architecture, the growth of trade and commerce, work and wages, health and hygiene, morality, class struggles, crime, and of course art and entertainment.
Categories: Paris (France)

Henry James Goes to Paris

Henry James Goes to Paris

Flaubert's Nerds When Turgenev brought James to meet Flaubert in December of
1875, the French writer was not at his most ... To be sure, his literary production
mainly took place in his study at Croisset, outside Rouen, in Normandy; his winter
stays in Paris were for ... Commanville owned a sawmill at Dieppe; a decline in
the price of lumber, no doubt combined with poor management, brought ruin.

Author: Peter Brooks

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691129541

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

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Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Critical Essays on Gustave Flaubert

Critical Essays on Gustave Flaubert

2 " During the period that Flaubert was writing his novel , Haussmann ' s
reorganisation of the water supply to Paris was arousing intense ... that there was
no aqueduct at Carthage at all , despite the present - day ruins of an aqueduct
there .

Author: Laurence M. Porter

Publisher: Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007533537

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

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Categories: Literary Criticism

The Human Comedy

The Human Comedy

The Human Comedy includes the great roomy novels that have exercised such a sway over Balzac’s many literary inheritors, from Dostoyevsky and Henry James to Marcel Proust; it also contains an array of short fictions in which Balzac is at ...

Author: Honore de Balzac

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781590176986

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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An NYRB Classics Original Characters from every corner of society and all walks of life—lords and ladies, businessmen and military men, poor clerks, unforgiving moneylenders, aspiring politicians, artists, actresses, swindlers, misers, parasites, sexual adventurers, crackpots, and more—move through the pages of The Human Comedy, Balzac’s multivolume magnum opus, an interlinked chronicle of modernity in all its splendor and squalor. The Human Comedy includes the great roomy novels that have exercised such a sway over Balzac’s many literary inheritors, from Dostoyevsky and Henry James to Marcel Proust; it also contains an array of short fictions in which Balzac is at his most concentrated and forceful. Nine of these, all newly translated, appear in this volume, and together they provide an unequaled overview of a great writer’s obsessions and art. Here are “The Duchesse de Langeais,” “A Passion in the Desert,” and “Sarrasine”; tales of madness, illicit passion, ill-gotten gains, and crime. What unifies them, Peter Brooks points out in his introduction, is an incomparable storyteller’s fascination with the power of storytelling, while throughout we also detect what Proust so admired: the “mysterious circulation of blood and desire.”
Categories: Fiction

Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert

1857 Trial in January of Flaubert and the editors of the Revue de Paris for
offending religion and public morals in Madame Bovary . They are acquitted in
February . ... In April travels to Tunisia to visit the ruins of Carthage . 1859 Louise
Colet ...

Author: William J. Berg

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: UOM:39015041100416

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 179

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William J. Berg and Laurey K. Martin offer a complete overview of Flaubert's fiction, from the early pieces to the major works: Madame Bovary, Salammbo, Sentimental Education, The Temptation of Saint Anthony, Three Tales, and Bouvard and Pecuchet. Through detailed readings based on stylistic and thematic analyses, the authors show how in each work Flaubert develops new literary forms and techniques that enable him to explore problems that plague humankind in a world devoid of sense and structure. In their thorough study, Berg and Martin consider many of the critical approaches applied to Flaubert's works in order to add new perspectives. Their cogent examination of the novelist's own innovative theories about literature demonstrates how Flaubert inaugurated new ways of reading the novel. In answer to the question "Why Read Flaubert?" underlying this study, Berg and Martin contend that Flaubert's writings present an uncannily modern painting of the human condition and confirm the redemptive power of art in dealing with the problems that beset humankind.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Paris Commune 1871

The Paris Commune  1871

to bury themselves in the ruins of Paris rather than abandon it to the coalition of
despots a thousand times more cruel and ... Flaubert felt that the War Councils
after the Commune were not severe enough with these destroyers of property ;
he ...

Author: Stewart Edwards

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007513802

Category: Paris (France)

Page: 417

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"The Paris Commune or Fourth French Revolution (French: La Commune de Paris, IPA: [la kmyn d pai]) was a government that briefly ruled Paris from March 18 (more formally, from March 28) to May 28, 1871. In a formal sense, it acted as the local authority, the city council (in French, the "commune"), which exercised power in Paris for two months in the spring of 1871."--Wikipedia.
Categories: Paris (France)

Paris and the Arts 1851 1896

Paris and the Arts  1851 1896

... and heartbreaking funeral Flaubert had on Tuesday — and as for what is going
to follow . . . The nephew - in - law , who caused Flaubert ' s ruin , is not only a
SUV ni dishonest man commercially speaking , but he is 190 Paris and the Arts.

Author: Edmond de Goncourt

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031112009

Category: Arts

Page: 374

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Categories: Arts

The Partisan Reader

The Partisan Reader

Here Flaubert , who believed that the artist should aim to be without social
convictions , has been able to judge the tendencies of ... idiots ought to have
been made to clean up the ruins of Paris , with chains around 306 THE
PARTISAN READER.

Author: William Phillips

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054189181

Category: American literature

Page: 688

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This collection celebrates the ten year anniversary of the "Partisan Review" as a magazine dedicated to the publication of good writing of various kinds.
Categories: American literature

Paris Under Siege

Paris Under Siege

Gustave Flaubert to Princess Mathilde : Croisset , Sunday , 23 October 1870 . ...
The Prussians can spread out indefinitely , but as long as Paris isn ' t taken
France is still alive . ... They will bury themselves beneath the ruins of Paris . They
will ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105039811828

Category: Bridges

Page: 221

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Categories: Bridges

Marxistische Literaturkritik in Amerika

Marxistische Literaturkritik in Amerika

When he made a trip to Paris after the Commune , he came back to the country
deeply shaken . ... The effect of the Commune on Flaubert , as on so many of the
other French intellectuals , was to bring out the class - conscious bourgeois in
him . ... been sent to the galleys , that those sanguinary idiots ought to have been
made to clean up the ruins of Paris , with chains around their necks like convicts .

Author: Martin Christadler

Publisher: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft Abt. Verlag

ISBN: UCR:31210004026454

Category: American literature

Page: 516

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Categories: American literature

Nineteenth century French Studies

Nineteenth century French Studies

La Vie érotique de Flaubert . Paris : Carrère / 1 . ... He proposes no less than a
complete review of all aspects of Flaubert ' s attitudes to and relationships with
women ( the word “ érotique ” in the ... Professor Douchin attacks the edifice
constructed by Edmond Gérard - Gailly over a period of many years and leaves it
in ruins .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001614117

Category: French literature

Page:

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Categories: French literature

Flaubert the Master

Flaubert the Master

Don ' t let us add to our ruins . Goodbye , but I hope to see you soon . Bile chokes
me and grief devours me . This letter was written during the worst of the '
Semaine Sanglante ' . Flaubert visited Paris early in June 1871 to work at various
 ...

Author: Enid Starkie

Publisher: London : Weidenfeld and Nicholson

ISBN: UOM:39015034655038

Category: Novelists, French

Page: 390

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Categories: Novelists, French

The Quarterly Review

The Quarterly Review

Flaubert . Sa vie , son caractère et ses idées avant 1857 . Par R. Descharmes .
Paris : Ferroud Successeur , 1909 . 4. Le Réalisme de ... The sectarian mania of
the conquering hero or movement ruins modern æsthetics , and is dismally
vulgar .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112118709507

Category: English literature

Page:

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Categories: English literature