Posts Tagged ‘Flaubert’

Salammbo Alphonse Mucha

Is it necessary for an author to have visited the settings of her novels?

It was at Megara, a suburb of Carthage, in the gardens of Hamilcar… The story has it that Flaubert, as soon as he had written the opening words to his historical novel Salammbô, threw down his pen in frustration and exclaimed “I have to go there!” What is sure is that he traveled to Carthage, […]