THE COLLECTION OF ANTIQUITIES
There stands a house at a corner of a street, in the
middle of a town, in one of the least important prefectures
in France, but the name of the street and the ...
The French novelist Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) was the first writer to use fiction to convey the total social scene prevailing within one country at a particular period in its history. Common...
Had Balzac been a less masterful novelist, the disreputably profligate fraud in him might have overwhelmed his artistry. Still, the other Balzac, the artist, is tainted by his well-earned reputation f...