New Approaches in Flaubert Studies

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The essays in this volume bear witness to the fascination Flaubert continues to exercise over a century after his death, and illuminate many neglected or unexpected faces of his genius.

"I am as impressed by the range and depth of analysis shown in the twelve widely varied contributions themselves as by the scope of Williams' mammoth introductory survey of trends in Flaubert criticism since the early 1980s and the exciting prospects opened by Unwin's introduction to Flaubert and the new technologies. The whole work shows an admirable balance of scrupulous scholarship and challengingly inventive and insightful criticism." – David Roe, author of Gustave Flaubert, Macmillan, 1989)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents: Foreword, Preface

Introduction: Flaubert Studies 1983-1996 (Tony Williams)

Novembre and the Paradox of the New in Flaubert's Early Work (Timothy Unwin)

Reversible Roles: Gender Trouble in Madame Bovary (Mary Orr)

Flaubert and the Sleeping Beauty: An Obsessive Image (Anne Green)

Flower Figures and the Generation of Irony in Madame Bovary (Paul Tipper)

Genetics and Incompletion (Michael Wetherill)

History in the Making: A Genetic Approach to the Tuileries Episode in L'Éducation sentimentale (Tony Williams)

Whatever Happened to Bouvard and Pécuchet? (Diana Knight)

Gender Roles in the Novels of Flaubert (Steven Beigbeder)

Mobility in Flaubert's Fiction: Dynamics, Disorder, Discontinuity (Larry Duffy)

Flaubert: the Classical Dimension (Stephen Goddard)

La Tentation de saint Antoine and the Works of Flaubert: an Intertextual Study (Mary Neiland)

Processes of Literary Creation: Flaubert and Proust (Marion Schmid)

Conclusion: New Lamps for Old? (Mary Orr)

Bibliography: Flaubert Studies, 1989-97 (David Colwell)

A Report on Flaubert and the New Technologies (Timothy Unwin)

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