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LANDSCAPES IN GUSTAVE FLAUBERT’S EARLY WORKS

Modina G.I.

Abstract

The article is devoted to the evolution of landscape descriptions in the early works of Flaubert, created before the novel "Madame Bovary". It analyzes the formation of the technique of landscape descriptions and the transformation of its functions from landscape sketches in the exposition of the first literary experiments of 1835–1836 to the lyrical landscapes of the psychological tale "Passion and Virtue" (1837) with their compositional and plotforming functions, and to pantheistic landscapes and landscape-reminiscences in Flaubert’s early autobiographical cycle: the mystery play "Smar" (1839), the novel "Memoirs of a Madman" (1839) and "November", fragments in an indefinite style (1842), where the landscape becomes the basis of the artistic space of the autobiographical text and a way of expressing inner experience the author, his ontological and aesthetic ideas.

Keywords

Flaubert; Early Prose; Landscape; infinity; art; pantheism;

Recieved

20.05.2021

Accepted

15.06.2021

For citation

Modina, G.I. “Landscapes in Gustave Flaubert’s Early Works”. Literaturovedcheskii zhurnal, no. 3(53), 2021, pp. 9–29. (In Russ.) DOI: 10.31249/litzhur/2021.53.01

DOI: 10.31249/litzhur/2021.53.01

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