[bawl-zak, bal-; French bal-zak]
- Ho·no·ré de [on-uh-rey duh; French aw-naw-rey duh] /ˌɒn əˈreɪ də; French ɔ nɔˈreɪ də/, 1799–1850, French novelist.
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Okay, not everything in this book meets the standards of realism as practiced by Balzac and Zola.What are the Best Novels on Music?
October 19, 2013
So any list of the “essential” Balzac inevitably omits a handful of great works.
As I said, Balzac wrote about an epoch that is curiously like our own.
Balzac was the great novelist of money, social climbing, and power.
Notice that Balzac—who at times is a delightfully heavy-handed writer—never shies away from explicitly stating his case.
It is as easy to sit in Shakespeare's brain and think from there, as it is from Balzac's.The Man Shakespeare
Don't you get up every morning meaning to prove you're equal to Balzac or Thackeray?The Greater Inclination
I open, for example, any one of half a dozen French studies of Balzac.The American Mind
He also bewailed the fact that he had been born at what he called the confluence of Hugo and Balzac.His Masterpiece
He saw the art of Richardson and Balzac in an entirely new aspect.A Great Man
- Honoré de (ɔnɔre də). 1799–1850, French novelist: author of a collection of novels under the general title La Comédie humaine, including Eugénie Grandet (1833), Le Père Goriot (1834), and La Cousine Bette (1846)
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