December 2017 Academic & Specialist Reaktion Books

Critical Lives

Gustave Flaubert Anne Green

Critical Lives

Gustave Flaubert
Anne Green


Paperback | Dec 2017 | REAKTION BOOKS | 9781780238203 | 208pp | 200x130mm | Stocked item (a few) | RFB | AUD$29.99, NZD$34.99

Drawing on Flaubert’s voluminous correspondence and unpublished manuscript material, Anne Green reveals the extent to which his writing was haunted by traumatic early experiences. She weaves discussion of Flaubert’s work into an intimate account of his life and volatile character, as she follows him from his upbringing in a Rouen hospital, through his days in Paris as a reluctant student, his extensive travels in North Africa and the Middle East and his experiences of the 1848 revolution and of the imperial court of Napoleon iii . This concise and informative biography is required reading for lovers of literature everywhere.