Criticism of the Letters of Gustave Flaubert: not a simple heart

Criticism of the Letters of Gustave Flaubert: not a simple heart


“There are in me, literally speaking, two distinct people,” wrote Gustave Flaubert to his lover, the poet Louise Colet. One of them was “enamored of emphasis, lyricism, eagle flights, the sound of sentences and lofty ideas”. The other aimed to delve “as deeply into the truth as possible,” treating “a humble fact with as much respect as an important fact.”

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