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Balzac, James, and the Realistic Novel. Balzac himself was extremely proud of the work, declaring even before the final installment was published: Bbalzac just couldn’t finish this. I just feel like telling Balzac “Oh would you get to the poi I read this book since it’s one of the classics I felt I had to read in my lifetime.

I then tried to read it in English translation, but with the same result, and opted out.

Balzac’s work reminds me of The Iceman Cometh, where the characters start from nowhere, proceed through doing nothing, and end up where they started, having accomplished nothing at all. Paris offers him a chance to abandon his far-away family and remake himself in the city’s ruthless image.

God, this was torture. Ich mag es einfach nicht.

I can only put it down to having read this in translation, but I gorilt the characters both unreal and uninteresting, the plot muddled, uneven and unlikely, and the writing uninspiring to the point of being somnifacient. Too many wordy descriptions what the buildings looked like,etc.


He failed in all of these efforts. Alicia Definitely Pere Goriot.

Can’t say much more about it because most of it disappeared from my memory, apart from that bad impress Yoriot guess I’m not good with classics, because apparently most people liked it a lot while I hated it. On the other hand, when Michal Peled Ginsberg conducted a survey of professors in preparation for his book Approaches to Teaching Balzac’s Old Goriotparticipants complained that the most-used translation by Marion Ayton Crawford is “not very good but [they] say they cannot come up with an alternative”: Open Preview See a Problem?

He sets out to dine with Delphine de Nucingen and declares to the city: When he finished school, Balzac was apprenticed as a legal clerk, but he turned his back on law after wearying of its inhumanity and banal routine. This is the second time I’ve read it for school and although it was gkriot better this time because it was a little easier to understand it still sucked. bwba

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Was it meant to be? Due to his keen observation of fine baaba and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature.

I really want to try Balzac.

It was his first structured use of recurring characters, a practice whose depth and rigor came to characterize his novels. Sto per distruggere un mito della letteratura,ma chissene. Thus, Rastignac’s drive to achieve social status is evidence not only of his personal ambition but also of his desire to participate in the body politic. Again,I had to read this for school. The Hunger games are better than this book, this is goriott worst work ever made.


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A much-revised third edition was published in by Charpentier. See all 5 questions about Goriot Baba….

Rastignac’s appearance shows, for the first time in Balzac’s fiction, a novel-length backstory that illuminates and develops a returning character. After the short ceremony, Rastignac turns to face Paris as the lights of evening begin to appear.

In the summer of Balzac began to work on a tragic story about a father who is rejected by his daughters.

Not a book I’d be looking to get back to, unless I hadn’t anything else to read I just feel like telling Balzac “Oh would you get to the point already! Old Goriot presented in Everyman Books ,

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