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Brombert, Victor 1923-

Works: 111 works in 480 publications in 7 languages and 14,054 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Autographs  Romance fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Contributor
Classifications: PQ2246.M2, 843.8
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Most widely held works by Victor Brombert
Stendhal; a collection of critical essays by Victor Brombert( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 1980 in English and Arabic and held by 2,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literary, philosophical, and psychological aspects of the novelist's works
The novels of Flaubert; a study of themes and techniques by Victor Brombert( Book )

34 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A secretive young girl arrives in a small factory town and flushes out the guilt and hatred festering there
The romantic prison : the French tradition by Victor Brombert( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prison haunts our civilization," writes Victor Brombert. "Object of fear, it is also a subject of poetic reverie." Focusing on French literature of the Romantic era, the author probes the manifold significance of imprisonment as symbol and metaphor of the human condition. His thematic exploration draws on a constellation of writers ranging from the Platonic and Christian traditions to the Existentialist generation. Professor Brombert points out that nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature endowed the prison image with unusual prestige, and he examines the historical and social reasons. After considering the influence of Pascal and of the myth of the Bastille, he closely analyzes the work of Borel, Stendhal, Victor Hugo, Nerval, Baudelaire, Huysmans, and Sartre, with excursions into texts by Byron, Dostoevsky, Kafka, Solzhenitsyn, Sade, and others. His approach reflects a concern with the interaction of literature, historiography, and popular myth. This imaginative treatment deepens our understanding of Romanticism and its favored themes. It offers fresh thoughts as well about modern man's dialectical tensions between oppression and inner freedom, fate and revolt, and the awareness of the finite and the longing for infinity. A wide-ranging conclusion speculates about the future of the prison theme in a world that has been threatened by extermination camps. Originally published in 1978. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The intellectual hero : studies in the French novel, 1880-1955 by Victor Brombert( Book )

50 editions published between 1960 and 1974 in 5 languages and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor Hugo and the visionary novel by Victor Brombert( Book )

27 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hidden reader : Stendhal, Balzac, Hugo, Baudelaire, Flaubert by Victor Brombert( Book )

12 editions published in 1988 in 3 languages and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays over vijf 19e-eeuwse Franse auteurs
Stendhal: fiction and the themes of freedom by Victor Brombert( Book )

25 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flaubert par lui-même by Victor Brombert( Book )

56 editions published between 1956 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In praise of antiheroes : figures and themes in modern European literature, 1830-1980 by Victor Brombert( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Danish and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book tracing the rise of the antihero in modern literature. The author defines him as someone whose courage displays our own needs and deficiencies. For example, he achieves dignity through humiliation, or suffers a reversal through his honesty
The hero in literature by Victor Brombert( Book )

10 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musings on mortality : from Tolstoy to Primo Levi by Victor Brombert( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing deeply from the well of Brombert's own experience, Musings on Mortality is more than mere literary criticism : it is a moving and elegant book for all to learn and live by
Travels in the south of France by Stendhal( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published posthumously, Stendhal's travel notes on his 1838 journey to southern France contain descriptions of cities such as Bordeaux, Toulouse, and Marseilles that are peppered by numerous personal digressions, anecdotes, and cultural musings. A captivating and pioneering work of the travel-writing genre, it provides an illuminating perspective on the south of France in the 19th century and the phenomenon of tourism in general." --Publisher description
La prison romantique : essai sur l'imaginaire by Victor Brombert( Book )

22 editions published between 1975 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stendhal et la voie oblique : l'auteur devant son monde romanesque by Victor Brombert( Book )

23 editions published in 1954 in 4 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resonant themes : literature, history, and the arts in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe : essays in honor of Victor Brombert( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wild ass's skin = (La peau de chagrin) by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

5 editions published in 1962 in French and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The imaginative breadth and the intellectual depth of [this novel] make it one of the greatest of Balzac's "Etudes philosophiques'. With its central symbol of the magic piece of shagreen, it expresses the peculiarly Balzacian idea of the human will and dramatizes with startling urgency the choice between ruthless self-gratification and asceticism, between vice and virtue, between dissipation and restraint. The symbolism is powerful but not overpowering: shrewd psychology, superbly chiselled dialogue and the sheer energy of the descriptive passages - the gambling den, the orgy, the devastating finale - give [the novel] a compelling and forceful realism.-Back cover
Madame Bovary : provincial ways by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and French and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma Bovary becomes bored with her life and embarks on an affair
Stendhal, roman et liberté by Victor Brombert( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame Bovary: patterns of provincial life by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

5 editions published between 1897 and 1986 in English and French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One hundred years ago Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert, was first published. It is, therefore, particularly fitting that the new translation by Francis Steegmuller should be published as a part of the centenary celebration. Perhaps no book in the history of the novel has been more enjoyed and praised by critics, fellow craftsmen and general readers of all sorts than this tale of a provincial woman who could not bear the discrepancy between her romantic dreams and the dull routine of her daily life. There is a special poignancy for most of us in the story of Emma Bovary, whose attempt to impose upon her humdrum life the substance of those dreams brought about her own dissolution. Francis Steegmuller is uniquely qualified to translate Falubert's inimitable prose, the quality of which is almost as inaccessible to translation as is most poetry. Mr. Steegmuller's Flaubert and Madame Bovary is a contemporary classic, his selection and translation of Flaubert's letters outstanding, and his critical interpretation of Flaubert among the most acute. He is eminently fitted to provide the centenary translation of Madame Bovary"--Jacket
Candide (Voltaire) by Victor Brombert( Recording )

2 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Victor Hugo and the visionary novel
Alternative Names
Bromberg, Victor

Brombert, Victor.

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Brombert Victor H.

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Victor Brombert American philologist and specialist in literature

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Victor Brombert US-amerikanischer Romanist

فيكتور برومبير، 1923-

브롬버트, 빅터

English (225)

French (112)

Italian (13)

Arabic (2)

German (1)

Danish (1)

Spanish (1)

The hidden reader : Stendhal, Balzac, Hugo, Baudelaire, FlaubertIn praise of antiheroes : figures and themes in modern European literature, 1830-1980Resonant themes : literature, history, and the arts in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe : essays in honor of Victor BrombertMadame Bovary : provincial waysTrains of thought : from Paris to Omaha Beach, memories of a wartime youth