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Okay, not everything in this book meets the standards of realism as practiced by Balzac and Zola.
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.
Balzac's liabilities, at the moment of the failure, were one hundred and thirteen thousand francs.
Balzac's influence during his lifetime was, with but few exceptions, exercised outside his own, novelist's profession.
Balzac has never drawn a more heart-moving figure, nor has he ever sounded more thoroughly the depths of human selfishness.
Why, I even doubt if it is you who furnish me all that excellent information about Balzac and those others.Essays on Paul Bourget|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
And according to Renard, Balzac distinguishes two classes of writers: the writers of ideas and the writers of images.Rhetoric and Poetry in the Renaissance|Donald Lemen Clark