Stuart Barnett (essay date fall-winter 1992-93)
SOURCE: Barnett, Stuart. “Divining Figures in Flaubert's Salammbô.” Nineteenth-Century French Studies 21, no. 1-2 (fall-winter 1992-93): 73-84.
[In the following essay, Barnett considers Flaubert's problematic concern with sacrilege in Salammbô in terms of the paradoxical figuration of Mâtho and Salammbô as the Carthaginian gods Moloch and Tanit.]
The publication of Flaubert's Salammbô in 1862 caused an intellectual battle—the so-called “querelle de...
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