sechard

sechard

[se′chär]
(meteorology)
A dry, warm foehn wind over Lake Geneva in Switzerland.
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Y con una ingenuidad que sienta bien a un gran hombre, previendo la acusacion de inmoralidad que le han de dirigir los torpes de espiritu, enumera las figuras intachables por sus virtudes que se encuentran en La comedia humana: Pierre Lorrain, Ursule Mirouet, Eugenie Grandet, Marguerite Claes, Pauline de Villenoix, la senora Jules, la senora de Chanterie, Eve Chardon, la senorita de Esgrignon, la senora Firmiani,, Agathe Rouget, Renee de Maucombe; sin contar entre los hombres, con Joseph Le Bas, Genestas, Benassis, el cura Bonnet, el medico Minoret, Pillerault, David Sechard, los 2 Birotteau, el cura Chaperon, el juez Popinot, Bourgeat, los Sauviat, los Tascherons, etc.
Dans Les Illusions perdues, Balzac a nettement divise ces deux exigences de son etre, ces deux profils de lui-meme, en deux personnages distincts: Lucien Chardon et David Sechard, l'aigle et le boeuf, l'homme de la gloire et l'homme du foyer.
The narrator takes the opportunity of providing the reader with some background information, of filling in on the previous life story of David Sechard, while events on the plotline are not worth remarking about to the reader.
Illusions perdues decrit a la fois l'echec de l'amitie entre Lucien et David Sechard, et la perte des dernieres illusions de Lucien.
The great sequences of pure intrigue, worldly intrigue like the "execution" of Rubempre in the sec ond part of Illusions perdues, or judicial intrigue like that of Sechard in the third part, are full of those decisive actions the consequences of which could just as well have been entirely different, of those "fatal mistakes" that could have decided the victory, of those kinds of "consummate cunning" that ought to have ended in disaster.