Reading L'Education sentimentale: Belief and Disbelief

The notion of Flaubert as a precursor, launched in 1965, appropriately enough, by the author of the Age of Suspicion, has become a critical truism, a received idea familiar to specialist and non-specialist alike.

Falconer, Graham

Of Pride and the Fall: The Allegorical À rebours

Joris-Karl Huysmans's À rebours may appear to be a flimsy descriptive tale about an isolated æsthete, designed simply to highlight the author's own bizarre æsthetic tastes or to provide a naturalistic portrait of the aesthete ty

Loomis, Jeffrey B

The Role of Paintings in Three Novels by J.-K. Huysmans

This essay focuses on the use Huysmans makes of concrete, identifiable pictures in three novels: Marthe (1876), A rebours (1884), and Là-bas (1891).

Antosh, Ruth B

Flaubert and the Difficulty of Reading

From the earliest of the œuvres de jeunesse on, Flaubert consciously challenges his readers.

Porter, Dennis

Sur le narrateur chez Flaubert

This article studies, in the major novels of Flaubert, examples of discours as defined by Benveniste: those that contribute to the creation of a narrator in charge of the story (shifters, reflections, explanations, etc.).

Gothot-Mersch, Claudine

L'Avant-dernier chapitre de l'Education sentimentale d'après les scénarios de la Bibliothèque Nationale

This paper deals exclusively with Mss N. a. fr. 17611 of the Bibliothèque Nationale, and concerns only the "transition" between chapters 5 and 6 of the third part of the L'Education sentimentale.

Bruneau, Jean

Male Hysteria in Salammbô

Useful studies of hysteria had begun in France under Landouzy and Briquet in 1848; they led to Charcot's work. His pupil, Freud, would in turn finally give the classic account.

Bart, B. F

L'Ecriture de jeunesse dans le texte flaubertien

Analysis of the question of the relationship of Flaubert's juvenilia on his later writings. (In French)

Duchet, Claude

Vérité de la fiction et fiction de la vérité dans Histoire de ma vie

Desire for the mother as the hidden truth of the fiction; identification with the father as the fiction or mask of the truth; these are the two poles that sustained Sand's autobiographical project in Histoire de ma vie.

Vérité de la fiction et fiction de la vérité dans Histoire de ma vie

L'impossible disjonction: dit et non-dit dans Lokis de Prosper Mérimée

The epigraph of "Lokis" is to be read as a mise en abyme of the functioning of the narration as a whole. Every unit of meaning is structured in a twofold way: for every dit there is always a non-dit.

Rasson, Luc


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