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La Biographie Michaud, un dictionnaire au cœur de « l’encyclopédie critique en farce » flaubertienne

Abstract : For Bouvard and Pécuchet, Flaubert made intensive and extensive use of the Biographie universelle, ancienne et moderne, ou Histoire par ordre alphabétique de la vie publique et privée de tous les hommes qui se sont fait remarquer…, Michaud frères, 1811-1830 (55 vol.), and Supplement, 1834-1862 (30 vol.). If the term "dictionary" does not appear explicitly in its title, the work nevertheless embraces its operation, structure and purpose, namely to provide its reader with ordered, easily accessible and mobilized knowledge. Flaubert had this Biography in his library, which he wrote down, from which he drew bibliographical references as well as curiosa, and which he also included in his novel. To understand Flaubert's interest in this publication, we will analyze the traces his reading left in the genesis of the posthumous novel, both for the first and for the second volume, which remained in the process of documentary work.
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Stéphanie Dord-Crouslé. La Biographie Michaud, un dictionnaire au cœur de « l’encyclopédie critique en farce » flaubertienne. Revue Flaubert, Centre Flaubert, 2021, Flaubert, le Dictionnaire et les dictionnaires. ⟨halshs-03328525⟩

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