Mémoires d’un Fou [Memoirs of a Madman] is an incomplete and unpolished autobiographical novel which Flaubert wrote in the autumn and winter of 1838. He was 16 and only beginning to understand his own skills and interests as a writer. He had abandoned work on the text by January 1839 when he passed the manuscript to a friend. The manuscript remained out of public knowledge until it was transcribed and published in La Revue Blanche in 1900. Thereafter the manuscript disappeared into a private collection. Its current whereabouts are unknown.
Mémoires d’un Fou was inspired during the Flaubert family summer holiday at the resort of Trouville on the Normandy coast in …
Citation: Clark, Robert. "Mémoires d'un fou". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 March 2023 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=41169, accessed 06 June 2023.]