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.). The study shows, in particular, that Madame Bovary offers the image of a rather insistent narrator (Balzacian); that in L'Education sentimentale the position of discours is hidden better, but the commentary is even more evident; that the use of discours indirect libre and of discours direct libre subverts, in Bouvard et Pécuchet, the distinction narrator-character; that Salammbô, finally, respects, more than the Education the rules of l'histoire. (In French) (CG-M)

Gothot-Mersch, Claudine
Volume 1984 Spring; 12(3): 344-65.