Flaubert and the Pictorial Arts
From Image to Text
By (author) Adrianne Tooke
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Flaubert and the Pictorial Arts by Adrianne Tooke
Book DescriptionThis 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 major writer, and adds a new dimension to the study of the literary and aesthetic sensibilities of the mid-nineteenth century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198159186
(224mm x 143mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Adrianne Tooke
Adrianne Tooke is Lecturer in French, Somerville College, Oxford
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