Questions tagged [gustave-flaubert]

Questions about the works of the French novelist Gustave Flaubert (1821 – 1880) and his life as a writer. Flaubert is best known for his novel 'Madame Bovary' (1857). Use this tag with the tag [french-literature].

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Authenticity of an anecdote about Flaubert unintentionally attracting a crowd by reading his draft aloud near an open window

One of my teachers of French once told an anecdote about Gustave Flaubert in class. I'm not certain I remember all the details correctly, so what follows is how I remember, or possibly misremember ...
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How did Flaubert show in Bouvard et Pécuchet that history repeats itself?

The French Wikipedia article on Gustave Flaubert contains a section on Bouvard et Pécuchet, the author's unfinished novel. This section contains the following unsourced statement: Critiquant les ...