In this Book
- Madame Bovary on Trial
- Published by: Cornell University Press
- View |
- View Citation
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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.
Table of Contents
- 4. Flaubert's Projects: Pure Art and Carnivalization
- pp. 65-117
- View | Download |