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Balzac

Honoré de . 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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According to Ambriere, Balthazar Claes was inspired in Jons Jacob Berzelius's 1831 Traite de chimie in which Balzac read about the division in organic and inorganic chemistry, the phenomenon of crystallization, the nature of metals, etc.
Je laisse a Jean Gigoux le soin de raconter la mort de Balzac, en cette terrible journee du 18 aout 1850.
Balzac proposes to describe humans as the "social species" that differs from animals only in the more complicated ways in which the law of "each for oneself" is played out.
Yet it is precisely man's abiding need for fiction, for what Fredric Jameson refers to as a "longing for magic and providential mystery" (152) that constitutes reality's most unalterable truth, a truth Balzac is not quite willing to submerge beneath the humdrum banality that constitutes the essence of realist fiction.
ELLEN SANDOR, KEITH MILLER, JANINE FRON, JACK LUDDEN, (art) (n), with Jim Strommer, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, PET Study 2 (Lung Cancer): Man Ray/Picabia Imitating Balzac, PHS Cologram composed of Duratrans, Kodalith film, and Plexiglas, 30 x 40 inches, 2003.
To create the posthumous portrait of Balzac, Rodin uses a carter from Touraine whose features, typical of the region, evoke those of the writer for him.
Mimesis turning to envy and rivalry; social strife leading to collective persecution; a strange dissipation of conflict and realignment of factions: without referencing Girardian theory, some readers come close to at least a fragmentary description of scapegoating in the works of Balzac and in Pierrette.
The proofs offered from the texts that follow will be more authoritative once we establish the facts that there were many conditions in Melville's experience that made contact with the works and ideas of Honore de Balzac before 1857 probable and indeed vital for his creative life.
Wesleyan University Press recently added The Centenarian: Or, The Two Beringhelds, Daniele Chatelain and George Slusser's translation of a little-known novel that Honore de Balzac published under his pseudonym of Horace de Saint-Aubin, to its Early Classics of Science Fiction Series.
Even if Balzac was sometimes over the top--Balzac's aristocratic women "really seem," James wrote in an 1875 essay, "to be the creatures of the dreams of an ambitious hairdresser"--he tolerated the melodrama and theatricality because of the love-of-life instinct on every page.
His Honore de Balzac monument was a media sensation and his erotic drawings angered my politically correct students 15 years ago.
wherever you are, outside in the street Balzac is standing,