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 Balzac ou la fureur d'écrire
La France célèbre en ce mois de mai 1999 le bicentenaire de la naissance d'Honoré de Balzac, inventeur du roman moderne, dont l'œuvre immense (plus d'une centaine de romans écrits en une quinzaine d'années et rassemblés sous le titre la Comédie humaine) a infléchi de manière capitale toute l'histoire de la littérature du XIX
, Honoré de Balzac a passé toute son enfance en Touraine (vallée de la Loire).
L'écrivain, qui signait désormais « de Balzac », s'arrogeant, au nom de l'aristocratie du talent, la particule que lui avait refusée le hasard de naissance, était lancé.
www.france.diplomatie.fr /label_france/FRANCE/LETTRES/balzac/balzac.html   (1038 words)

  
 Printable Version on Encyclopedia.com
BALZAC, HONORÉ DE [Balzac, Honoré de], 1799-1850, French novelist, b.
Outweighing Balzac's faults—his lack of literary style, his moralizing, his tendency toward melodrama—are his originality, his great powers of observation, and his vivid imagination.
Balzac's first success, Les Chouans (1829, first published as Le Dernier Chouan), was followed by La Peau de chagrin (1831).
www.encyclopedia.com /printable.aspx?id=1E1:balzac-h   (383 words)

  
 Balzac's Paris - A Guided Tour
Honoré de Balzac was born in Tours in 1799.
The watercolor, signed V. Manchon-Duchesne, depicts what claims to be "La chambre de Balzac, rue Tournefort 24." It was painted at the end of Balzac's life when the author had achieved fame and one could safely romanticize his early life.
These three works form the core of Balzac's Parisian novels and introduce such characters as Eugène de Rastignac, Lucien de Rubempré and the prince of Balzac's criminals-Vautrin.
www.balzacsparis.ucr.edu /bio   (316 words)

  
 Untitled
In almost complete contrast to the lavish period trappings of The Rivals at Kings County Shakespeare, Handcart Ensemble's recent production of Honoré De Balzac's The Wild Ass's Skin (La Peau de Chagrin) was spare to the point of austerity.
based on La Peau de Chagrin by Honoré De Balzac
In addition, the production not only captured the acute psychological insight and keen sense of irony that are the very soul of Balzac's genius, it also caught that subtle, sophisticated c'est la vie sense of rueful joie de vivre that is rarely encountered in American productions of French-based work.
www.oobr.com /top/volSeven/six/ass.html   (415 words)

  
 French Culture Books Balzac: The Unknown Masterpiece
One of Honoré de Balzac's most celebrated tales, "The Unknown Masterpiece" is the story of a painter who, depending on one's perspective, is either an abject failure or a transcendental genius‹or both.
Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) is generally credited as the inventor of the modern realistic novel.
Published here in a new translation by poet Richard Howard, "The Unknown Masterpiece" appears, as Balzac intended, with "Gambara," a grotesque and tragic novella about a musician undone by his dreams.
www.info-france-usa.org /culture/books/release/fiction/balzacunknown.html   (191 words)

  
 IMAGE Series Volume 15: Paris
The author Honoré de Balzac lived here from 1840 to 1847 under the name Monsieur de Brugnol to avoid his numerous creditors.
Honoré de Balzac's house now contains a reference library, with some of his original works, and a museum of memorabilia from his life.
Newspaper stand selling French newspapers near Place de la Bastille.
www.multimedialibrary.com /FramesML/IM15/IM15page10.asp   (163 words)

  
 Honoré de Balzac
Honoré de Balzac once said, "The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman," died just months after marrying a wealthy Polish lady with whom he had corresponded for 18 years.
He was named for the feast of St. Honoré and later changed his name to that by which we know the prolific French writer, Honoré de Balzac.
"Today," Balzac once said, "the writer has replaced the priest." He failed at every business undertaking, and took a long time to become recognized as a writer, even working 15 hours a day, so for most of his life Balzac was heavily in debt.
www.ronaldbrucemeyer.com /rants/0520b-almanac.htm   (525 words)

  
 Balzac aux U.S.A.
Balzac aux U.S.A. Balzac aux U.S.A. (recensement annuel pour L'Année balzacienne de travaux sur Honoré de Balzac entrepris aux Etats-Unis)
www.uwm.edu /People/jmile   (146 words)

  
 Penguin Reading Guides Cousin Bette Honore de Balzac
Despite Balzac's overt aims of discrediting the administration of King Louis-Philippe and the Chamber of Deputies in favor of a centralized monarchy and reinvigorated national church, Cousin Bette, in its series of well-drawn portraits, never fails to honor the infinite complexity of the human soul regardless of historical context.
Honoré de Balzac was born in 1799 at Tours, to Bernard-Francois Balzac, a servant, and Anne-Charlotte Sallambier.
Balzac's fidelity to the truth of his own manifold experience of life, fortunately, prevents him from furnishing simple political solutions to the crises of his time, and enables him to write with the moral courage and earnestness found only in his century's finest works of literature.
www.penguinputnam.com /static/rguides/us/cousin_bette.html   (1368 words)

  
 Balzac as a Dramatist
We believe that Honoré de Balzac was the first of European writers to inaugurate the novel without dénouement, and to give to the world examples of the literary torso, whose beauty and charm consist not in its completeness, but in the vigor and life-like animation of the lines, features, and contours of a detached trunk.
This antipathy is exaggerated by Balzac into murderous hatred, and is the indirect cause of death to the General's daughter, Pauline, and her lover, the son of a soldier of the First Empire, who, by deserting Napoleon, had fallen under the Comte de Grandchamp's ban.
Balzac, in the first place, looked upon the drama as a department of literature inferior to that of romance, and somewhat cavalierly condescended to the stage without reckoning on either its possibilities or its limitations.
www.theatrehistory.com /french/balzac001.html   (1716 words)

  
 La Grande Breteche by Honore De Balzac
I myself, monsieur, since the will was read, have never set foot in the house, which, as I had the honor of informing you, is part of the estate of the late Madame de Merret.
For my part, I should be quite content to make you free to come and go in the house; but being bound to respect the will of the testatrix, I have the honor, monsieur, to beg that you will go into the garden no more.
The stranger wore an old coat, much worn at the seams; but he had a diamond in his shirt frill, and gold rings in his ears.
www.geocities.com /short_stories_page/balzacgrande.html   (6922 words)

  
 Specters of History: On Nostalgia, Exile, and Modernity The American Historical Review, 106.5 The History Cooperative
Honoré de Balzac, Lily of the Valley, Katherine Prescott Wormeley, trans.
de Fars Fausselandry proclaimed in 1830 on the first page of her autobiography, was due to the insistent press of public events on private lives and the pertinence of the reconsideration of those lives in the light of historical change.
Apparently, Des Watines was an unpleasant, forgettable man, but his stay on what became known as "Frenchman's Island" caught the imagination of neighbors, who savored the idea of "our French Robinson." That Des Watines' wife gave birth to a daughter in an Indian camp across from the island only sharpened their curiosity.
www.historycooperative.org /journals/ahr/106.5/ah0501001587.html   (6922 words)

  
 Averett University Library: New Books by Subject
Balzac, Honor{226}e de, 1799-1850 -- Political and social views
Sugarman, Judy Exercises for the study of film : Le diner de cons / by Judy Sugarman.
Lucey, Michael, 1960 The misfit of the family : Balzac and the social forms of sexuality / Michael Lucey.
www.averett.edu /library/new4s05.html   (6922 words)

  
 Balzac's Paris - A Guided Tour
Honoré de Balzac is the first novelist to place Paris, the great capital city of his time, at the heart of his work.
We invite the viewer to compare descriptions of Paris in Balzac’s novels with contemporary documents—maps, engravings and other visual materials—located in the Vernon Duke Collection, some 800 books, maps and documents on the history of Paris, located in the Special Collections Department of the UC Riverside Library.
Balzac’s life (1799-1850) spanned a period of intense urban development, begun by Napoléon I and carried forward by King Louis-Philippe.
www.balzacsparis.ucr.edu   (534 words)

  
 Biographies: The Classical Fiction Writers: Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850).
Biographies: The Classical Fiction Writers: Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850).
Balzac was a writer who was obliged to produce for a living, and, thus, he wrote many books (he wrote 92 novels); if you have room for two on your shelf, then, in addition to an anthology of his short stories, I would recomend Balzac's
He [Balzac] believed in a constitutional monarchy and an aristocracy of the feudal type; aristocracy, he said, was the intellect of the social system.
www.blupete.com /Literature/Biographies/Literary/Balzac.htm   (251 words)

  
 BALZAC'S COFFEE LIMITED
Named in honour of history's greatest coffee lover,French writer Honoré de Balzac, our mission is to provide fellow coffee lovers with the best of this sensational brew.
Balzac's micro-roasts the finest selection of Arabica, Organic and Fair Trade coffee beans from all points of the globe.
Balzac's portrait and other works of art in the cafe by Arelene Beft.
www.balzacscoffee.com /about.asp   (192 words)

  
 Balzac, Honore de --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Honoré de Balzac is perhaps best known for his Comédie humaine, the general title of a vast series of more than 90 novels and short stories published between 1829 and 1847.
Text of this short story written by Honore de Balzac (1799-1859), the French literary artist considered to be one of the greatest fiction writers of all time.
In the works Balzac depicts more than 2,000 named characters, many of whom appear in later stories.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article?tocId=9273083&query=frederic-cesar   (874 words)

  
 Balzac (1999) (TV)
Plot Summary: Honoré de Balzac was a man who lived to write.
"Balzac", the 200 minute French TV docudrama, cannot portray Balzac the man with fidelity and be any more interesting than the man himself.
A "must see" for anyone interested in life of the classical novelist, "Balzac" is not likely to be a satisfying watch for those interested in the period piece solely for entertainment.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0174398   (245 words)

  
 Plot Summary for Balzac (1999) (TV)
Honoré de Balzac was a man who lived to write.
At first she and Balzac simply have a passionate exchange of correspondence, but then they meet each other for the first time in Switzerland.
Balzac then has a series of unlucky experiences in his work too: whatever he tries to do it always turns out to be a naive and unrealistic dream.
indie.imdb.com /Plot?0174398   (509 words)

  
 Honore de Balzac Collection at Bartleby.com
Shaw, G.B. Stein, G. Stevenson, R.L. Wells, H.G. Authors > Fiction > Harvard Classics > Honoré de Balzac
Balzac ranks among the great masters of the novel.… Half starving in a Paris garret, Balzac began writing sensational novels to order, publishing them under a pseudonym.
The whole of France is crammed into his pages, and electrified there into intense vitality.
www.bartleby.com /people/Balzac-H.html   (94 words)

  
 Balzac's Paris - A Guided Tour
Honoré de Balzac is the first novelist to place Paris, the great capital city of his time, at the heart of his work.
Balzac’s life (1799-1850) spanned a period of intense urban development, begun by Napoléon I and carried forward by King Louis-Philippe.
We invite the viewer to compare descriptions of Paris in Balzac’s novels with contemporary documents—maps, engravings and other visual materials—located in the Vernon Duke Collection, some 800 books, maps and documents on the history of Paris, located in the Special Collections Department of the UC Riverside Library.
www.balzacsparis.ucr.edu   (534 words)

  
 Honore de Balzac --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Honoré de Balzac is best known for his Comédie humaine (“The Human Comedy”), the general title of a vast series of more than 90 novels and short stories published between 1829 and 1847.
Text of this short story written by Honore de Balzac (1799-1859), the French literary artist considered to be one of the greatest fiction writers of all time.
In the works Balzac depicts more than 2,000 named characters, many of whom appear in later stories.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9273083?tocId=9273083   (835 words)

  
 The Wrong Side of Paris by Honore de Balzac
Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850), the great French novelist, was the author of The Human Comedy, a vast and delightful series of inter-connected novels that presents a comprehensive portrait of all walks of French society.
The Wrong Side of Paris, the final novel in Balzac’s The Human Comedy, is the compelling story of Godefroid, an abject failure at thirty, who seeks refuge from materialism by moving into a monastery-like lodging house in the shadows of Notre-Dame.
In this fresh and fluent translation, Balzac's masterful depiction of our human comedy proves once again that this giant of the nineteenth-century novel will always remain among the most modern of writers."
www.randomhouse.com /catalog/display.pperl?9781588363619   (542 words)

  
 Biographies: The Classical Fiction Writers: Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850).
Biographies: The Classical Fiction Writers: Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850).
Balzac was a writer who was obliged to produce for a living, and, thus, he wrote many books (he wrote 92 novels); if you have room for two on your shelf, then, in addition to an anthology of his short stories, I would recomend Balzac's
He [Balzac] believed in a constitutional monarchy and an aristocracy of the feudal type; aristocracy, he said, was the intellect of the social system.
www.blupete.com /Literature/Biographies/Literary/Balzac.htm   (251 words)

  
 Honore de Balzac Collection at Bartleby.com
Shaw, G.B. Stein, G. Stevenson, R.L. Wells, H.G. Authors > Fiction > Harvard Classics > Honoré de Balzac
Balzac ranks among the great masters of the novel.… Half starving in a Paris garret, Balzac began writing sensational novels to order, publishing them under a pseudonym.
The whole of France is crammed into his pages, and electrified there into intense vitality.
www.bartleby.com /people/Balzac-H.html   (94 words)

  
 A Second Home by Honore de Balzac eBook by BookRags
A Second Home by Honore de Balzac eBook by BookRags
Here stood the turnstile to which the street owed its name; it was not removed till 1823, when the Municipality built a ballroom on the garden plot adjoining the Hotel de Ville, for the fete given in honor of the Duc d’Angouleme on his return from Spain.
The Rue du Tourniquet-Saint-Jean, formerly one of the darkest and most tortuous of the streets about the Hotel de Ville, zigzagged round the little gardens of the Paris Prefecture, and ended at the Rue Martroi, exactly at the angle of an old wall now pulled down.
www.bookrags.com /ebooks/1810   (198 words)

  
 AskOxford: Le Jardin de France
Honoré de Balzac, born in Tours and educated in Vendôme, was also deeply in love with his native country, which played a notable part in his novels.
In 1491, the annexation of Brittany by the Kingdom of France was taken for granted as soon as Charles VIII and young duchess Anne de Bretagne married in Château de Langeais, a dark feudal fort with a drawbridge and massive towers.
The incursion of Château de Cheverny into literature was particularly unexpected: when Tintin's "father", Hergé, caught sight on the castle, he was so impressed by its classical harmony that he asked the owner permission to take it as a model for Moulinsart, Captain Haddock's mansion.
www.askoxford.com /languages/culturevulture/france/jardindefrance   (198 words)

  
 PLAYS - 1829 MARION DE LORME
A reading of the play was held on 10 July in the presence of Alfred de Vigny, Alexander Dumas, Alfred de Musset, Honoré de Balzac, Sainte-Beuve and other friends.
Marion de Lorme is said to have lived in the same building as Hugo at Place des Vosges.
Following the death of Hugo in 1885, Marion de Lorme was performed with Sarah Bernhardt in the leading role.
www.hugo-online.org /050200.htm   (383 words)

  
 Metropole Paris - The Rue Visconti
In 1826, when Honoré de Balzac was 26 he lived in a building at numbers 17 and 19, built at the back of the Ormesson property which fronted on the Rue Jacob.
Even if Maurice de Saxe, son of Aurore de Koenigsmark and in line for the kingship of Saxony was a smart captain and a brilliant Maréchal, he was a dud as a scholar and never learned to write.
The Marquis de Courtivon died at 1785 at 70, which was not bad considering all the plagues that were common.
www.metropoleparis.com /2000/522/522visco.html   (383 words)

  
 The Observer Review Observer review: Catherine de Medici by Leonie Frieda
Honoré de Balzac, for example, argued that her chief crime was in acting like a politician.
Catherine de Medici reveals Frieda, a first-time biographer, to be a writer of tremendous talent and skill.
In Catherine she found the perfect subject, a woman whose deeds and connections belong to the freak-show rather than the pantheon of history.
observer.guardian.co.uk /review/story/0,6903,1120337,00.html   (1259 words)

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