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Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert (French: [ɡystav flobɛʁ]; 12 December 1821 – 8 May 1880) was a French novelist. Highly influential, he has been considered the leading exponent of literary realism in his country. He is known especially for his debut novel Madame Bovary (1857), his Correspondence, and his scrupulous devotion to his style and aesthetics. The celebrated short story writer Guy de Maupassant was a of Flaubert.

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Gustave often used the phrase "le mot juste" to explain his search for something perfect. This article talks about this practice as it applies to language.

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Much of Flaubert's work may have incited realism, as argued in this essay from Washington State University.

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