Salammbô (novel) | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Stuart Barnett

This literature criticism consists of approximately 22 pages of analysis & critique of Salammb (novel).
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Critical Essay by Stuart Barnett

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 Salammbô”—that was almost as heated as any of the battles described within the novel itself.1 Since then the novel has remained, as the Carthage depicted within it, under siege by varying interpretations. What makes the interpretive siege of Salammbô unique is that it must confront an ongoing interpretive struggle within...

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