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Honore De Balzac (1799-1850) is generally credited as the inventor of the modern realistic novel. In more than ninety novels, he set forth French society and life as he saw it. He created a cast of overtwo thousand individual and identifiable characters, some of whom reappear in different novels. He organized his works into his masterpiece, "La Comedie Humaine, "which was the final result of hisattempt to grasp the whole of society and experience into one varied but unified work.

Richard Howard was born in Cleveland in 1929. He is the author of fourteen volumes of poetry and has published morethan one hundred fifty translations from the French, including works by Gide, Stendhal, de Beauvoir, Baudelaire, and de Gaulle. Howard received a National Book Award for his translation of "Fleurs dumal" and a Pulitzer Prize for "Untitled Subjects," a collection of poetry.

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Introduction — The unknown masterpiece — Gambara.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590174159
Publisher:
New York Review of Books
Subject:
Fiction : General
Translator:
Howard, Richard
Introduction:
Danto, Arthur C.
Author:
Balzac, Honore de
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Publication Date:
January 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
160

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