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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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For the protagonist of Barres's first novel, Sous l'oeil des Barbares (1888), the contagion of Balzacian types is so widespread that to think and feel like Rastignac has become distastefully commonplace, even "vulgar":
Appropriating the Balzacian tale in which heterosexual desire is confounded by castration and homoeroticism, Barthes is able to exploit the homoerotic grain of Zambinella's voice.
Nobody seems to have suspected Grove's truly Balzacian writerly furor in pouring out book after book in just a few years' time.
The first and most persistent barrier that is thrown in the path of Balzacian influence is deciding whether Melville had known French or not.
9 Kim Christensen's article "Painter Said to Be Focus of FBI Probe" (Los Angeles Times, August 29, 2006) This news story, about an alleged FBI probe into Thomas Kinkade's contractual arrangements with galleries, can be seen as an interesting parable of Balzacian proportions for an art market run amok.
Quite independently from a common XIX Century and Balzacian animus, this was even more so during the period called by historians "Aristocratic Republic", the one which precedes both terms of President Augusto Leguia (1919-1930).
In conclusion, it will discuss Bette's role in the novel beyond her personal frustrations, and the phenomenon of deviations of desire among Balzacian characters.
would beat him to the punch with a big, Balzacian book about 1980s New York.
And the same story told by a Balzacian French writer would probably have made a book that no young person could read without injury.
It is Romanticism's depiction of the relationship between poet and reader that imbues this passage with its rhetoric, which, when Michelet comes to write L "Oiseau [The Bird] has undergone a sea change brought about at least in part by the revolutions of 1848 and by the very different thrusts and tactics of Balzacian and Flaubertian Realism.
In an urgent and compelling argument which is exceptionally well versed in Balzacian criticism, Lucey's book argues that 'it remains to imagine how the representation of gender and the sexual divison of labour, in conjunction with the representation of characters who express a diversity of sexualities, fits into the large sociological demonstrations that make up La Comedie humaine'.
Meriwether, he again taxed his former protege's novels but not the stories with lack of Balzacian design (Brodsky and Hamblin 216; cf.