Madame Bovary on Trial / Dominick LaCapra.
- Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, 
1 online resource (219 pages)
- Flaubert, Gustave, 1821-1880. Madame Bovary.
- Electronic books.
- In English.
- In 1857, following the publication of Madame Bovary, Flaubert was charged with having committed an "outrage to public morality and religion." Dominick LaCapra, an intellectual historian with wide-ranging literary interests, here examines this remarkable trial. LaCapra draws on material from Flaubert's correspondence, the work of literary critics, and Jean-Paul Sartre's analysis of Flaubert. LaCapra maintains that Madame Bovary is at the intersection of the traditional and the modern novel, simultaneously invoking conventional expectations and subverting them.
1 A Problem in Reading
2 The Trial
3 From Trial to Text
4. Flaubert's Projects: Pure Art and Carnivalization
5. Dual Style
6. Narrative Practice and Free Indirect Style
7. Selected Passages
8. Aspects of the Novel
- Includes index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Sep 2018)
- Publisher Number:
- 10.7591/9781501720017 doi
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