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Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Legend of Saint-Julian the Hospitaller 3. Gustave Flaubert was a French writer who is counted among the greatest Western novelists. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary , and for his scrupulous devotion to his art and style, best exemplified by his endless search for "le mot juste" "the precise word". In September , he completed the first version of a novel, T Gustave Flaubert was a French writer who is counted among the greatest Western novelists.
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In , he travelled to Carthage to gather material for his next novel, Salammbo It is now commonly admitted that he was one of the greatest writers who ever lived in France and his greatness principally depends upon the extraordinary vigour and exactitude of his style. His private letters show that he was not one of those to whom easy and correct language came naturally; he gained his extraordinary perfection with the unceasing sweat of his brow.
Many critics consider Flaubert's best works to be models of style. His other works include Over Strand and Field: Paperback , 48 pages. Published October 28th by Dodo Press first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Dec 04, Alan rated it really liked it Shelves: A place so hot the travellers' hair catches on fire, and so cold arms fall off. Aug 17, ilknur a. Libro per chi la letteratura di Flaubert la vuole penetrare fino alle intenzioni.
Per gli altri continuate a leggere Madame Bovary e a definirlo romanzo realista, un po' noioso, con per protagonista un'eroina, e andate affanculo. This was like a medieval tapestry - full of beautiful detail and bizarre juxtapositions. E poi ritorna alle fonti, riguarda gli appunti, spulcia decine di testi, molti del tutto inutili allo scopo. Infine chiude il progetto e ci consegna un testo di una cinquantina di pagine davvero delizioso.
Sin dalle prime parole il lettore viene catapultato in un mondo surreale, non si tratta di una semplice agiografia: Riflessione che c'entra poco ma non posso fare a meno di esporla: Come si fa allora a non pensare a Notre Dame de Paris di Victor Hugo, al passo sulle cattedrali, sui libri di pietra, i libri del volgo Jan 06, Keith rated it really liked it Shelves: I enjoyed this short story by Gustave. The author gives his version of a spiritual tale about Saint Julian the Hospitaller. Saint Julian enters the world as a loved and well behaved child.
Time passes and he becomes a blood thirsty hunter and warrior. Sad and terrible events happen.
The Legend of Saint-Julian the Hospitaller by Gustave Flaubert
These events eventually lead to a new life as a Saint. The narrative is tied together by a prophecy. Short story is also found at: Jan 22, Marts Thinker rated it really liked it Shelves: The unfortunate tale of Julian. Jun 24, Aaron rated it liked it Shelves: The main take from this is don't rush to judgement.
Sep 13, Daren rated it liked it Shelves: Flaubert's take on the medieval tale of St Julian the Hospitaller. A spirited short story available on line here. A loved child - spoiled even, a ruthless hunter - cruel even, two prophesies, and a series unfortunate events with an outcome unexpected.
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