Short Description : THE COMPANION TO FLAUBERT – This Companions textual analysis of the complete range of Flauberts work, including Madame Bovary, is accompanied by discussion of broader theoretical issues, including Flauberts place in the canon of French literature. The series of new essays represents the latest scholarly thinking on the novelists work and critical legacy. A variety of critical approaches provides insight into the continuing power of Flauberts writing. An afterword by Mario Vargas Llosa concludes the volume. The book includes a chronology and suggestions for further reading.