The Family Idiot: Gustave Flaubert, 1821-1857, Volume 4
Volume 4 consists of part three, books one and two, of the original French work. This volume, the fourth in a projected five-volume English-language edition, includes Sartre's discussion of the onset of Flaubert's illness, or neurosis, in 1844, and a significant reading of his L'Education sentimentale.
Sartre's approach to his complex subject, whether jaunty or judicious, psychoanalytic or political, is captured in all of its rich variety in Carol Cosman's translation.
Part Three: Elbehnon, or the Last Spiral
Book One: The "Fall" Seen as the Immediate, Negative, and Tactical Response to an Emergency
Neurosis as Response
Book Two: The Crisis Seen as a Positive Strategy in the Light of Subsequent Facts; or, "Loser Wins" as a Conversion to Optimism
"Loser Wins" Rationalized
The Real Meaning of "Loser Wins"