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By Diana Knight

This significant new research takes factor either with the normal severe view that Flaubert's significant characters are vulnerable and with the procedure followed by way of a couple of modern critics who declare that personality is intentionally undermined within the pursuits of non-representational writing. quite, Dr Knight explores the connection among the contents of Flaubert's tales and his perform as a author, thereby reinstating the practical worth of personality in his paintings. She exhibits that crucial elements of Flaubert's aesthetic - the opaqueness of language, stupidity, fascination and reverie because the item of artwork - rely on the mental makeup of fictional characters: their pathological dating to language and fact mirrors Flaubert's belief of the readers' stupefied reaction to his personal stylistic results and to his wilfully naive tales. Flaubert emerges as a representational author, yet one that is supremely self-conscious of the fictitious prestige of his representations.

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