Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert (; December 12, 1821 – May 8, 1880) was a French writer who is counted among the greatest novelists in Western literature. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary (1857), for his Correspondence, and for his scrupulous devotion to his art and style.

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Famous quotes by gustave flaubert:

    It is a delicious thing to write, whether well or badly M to be no longer yourself but to move in an entire universe of your own creating.
    Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880)

    Criticism occupies the lowest place in the literary hierarchy: as regards form, almost always; and as regards moral value, incontestably. It comes after rhyming games and acrostics, which at least require a certain inventiveness.
    Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880)

    I had, as I told you, a great passion while still almost a child. When it was over, I divided myself in two, placing on one side the soul I kept for Art, and on the other, my body, which would have to fend for itself.
    Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880)

    Everything is there: the love of Art.
    Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880)

    Style is as much under the words as in the words. It is as much the soul as it is the flesh of a work.
    Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880)