Flaubert and the Pictorial Arts: From Image to Text

Hardcover | December 3, 1999

byAdrianne Tooke

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This is the first book ever to be written about the relationship between Flauberts writing and pictorial art. Flauberts responses to a wide range of pictorial images, from classical to popular, were both powerful and ambivalent, with insights, in many instances, of an extraordinary modernity,and intuitions of an art of the future. This study traces the processes by which pictorial art penetrates the very fibre of Flauberts writing. Viewed by Flaubert as the sister art, pictorial art is for him both rival and foil. This study casts significant new light on the poetic system of a majorwriter, and adds a new dimension to the study of the literary and aesthetic sensibilities of the mid-nineteenth century.

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This is the first book ever to be written about the relationship between Flauberts writing and pictorial art. Flauberts responses to a wide range of pictorial images, from classical to popular, were both powerful and ambivalent, with insights, in many instances, of an extraordinary modernity,and intuitions of an art of the future. This...

Adrianne Tooke is Lecturer in French, Somerville College, Oxford

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Format:HardcoverPublished:December 3, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionI. Flaubert and the Image: A General ViewImages, Memory, and the ImaginationText and ImageII. A Pictorial Education: Flauberts Travel YearsArt Commentaries (I): 18401848Art Commentaries (II): The Voyage en Orient, 18491851Nature into Art: Travel Descriptions and Pictorialist ModelsIII. The Mature Years: The Role of the Pictorial in Flaubert's Major Works of FictionBouvard et Pecuchet: Peinture, the Missing ChapterFigural Sources and ModelsThe Power of the ImageConclusionAppendicesBibliographyIndex

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`Tooke adds a new dimension to the understanding of the very fiber of Falubert's writing.' C.B. Kerr, CHOICE Nov.2000, Vol.38, No.3.