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Flaubert: Writing the Masculine

Mary Orr


This book offers a new approach to Flaubert's major writing and to gender studies as a whole. Through a combination of close reading with a knowledge of current gender studies and particular attention to the sociohistorical and legal contexts of 19th-century France, it examines the masculine in the six very different literary contexts that are Flaubert's fictions. His characters, male and female, are reassessed for their masculinity: Baudelaire's famous view of Emma Bovary as ‘masculine’, like other critical idées recues that have propped up a canonical Flaubert, finds a new interpretation wit ... More

Keywords: Flaubert, gender studies, masculinity, Emma Bovary, masculine, patriarchy, male status

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198159698
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159698.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary Orr, author
University of Exeter
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