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By Stefan Zweig,William Rose,Dorothy Rose

Zweig dedicated ten years of analysis and writing to Balzac, which he considered as his crowning success. This overdue 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 using the story.

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

Balzac blends biography and literary historical past in a hugely readable quantity that may educate you French cultural background as you snigger out loud.

“[Balzac] is bound to entertain, show and beauty ... it's a murals, ... alive with the teeming lifetime of its version ... it really is real either to proof and to the extra elusive mental and religious fact of a guy who ... has remained probably the most mysterious of significant creators.” – Henri Peyre, Sterling professor of French Literature, Yale college, the recent York Times

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