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By Stefan Zweig,William Rose,Dorothy Rose

ISBN-10: 0304935506

ISBN-13: 9780304935505

Zweig dedicated ten years of analysis and writing to Balzac, which he considered as his crowning fulfillment. This past due paintings reads like a picaresque novel, with Balzac’s quest for “a lady with a fortune” and recurrent episodes of the writer chasing an elusive pot of gold riding the story.

This biography of 1 vintage writer via one other is full of Zweig’s attribute mental insights. He portrays the power and “exuberance of mind's eye” that produced a few thousand characters in l. a. comédie humaine, in addition to the day-by-day info of the coffee-chugging writer’s lifestyles, his manic writing agenda, approach to correcting proofs, facing publishers and reviewers, signing contracts, doing advertising and publicity.

Balzac blends biography and literary heritage in a hugely readable quantity that might educate you French cultural historical past as you chuckle out loud.

“[Balzac] is bound to entertain, train and style ... it's a murals, ... alive with the teeming lifetime of its version ... it truly is actual either to proof and to the extra elusive mental and non secular fact of a guy who ... has remained some of the most mysterious of significant creators.” – Henri Peyre, Sterling professor of French Literature, Yale college, the recent York Times

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