Balzac


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Bal·zac

 (bôl′zăk′, băl′-, bäl-zäk′), Honoré de 1799-1850.
French writer and a founder of the realist school of fiction who portrayed the panorama of French society in a body of works known collectively as La comédie humaine.

Bal·zac′i·an (-zăk′ē-ən) adj.

Balzac

(ˈbælzæk; French balzak)
n
(Biography) Honoré de (ɔnɔre də). 1799–1850, French novelist: author of a collection of novels under the general title La Comédie humaine, including Eugénie Grandet (1833), Le Père Goriot (1834), and La Cousine Bette (1846)

Bal•zac

(ˈbɔl zæk, ˈbæl-; Fr. balˈzak)

n.
Honoré de, 1799–1850, French novelist.
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Noun1.Balzac - French novelistBalzac - French novelist; he portrays the complexity of 19th century French society (1799-1850)
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There was still an hour to luncheon, and with Gibbon in one hand, and Balzac in the other she strolled out of the gate and down the little path of beaten mud between the olive trees on the slope of the hill.
When she sat down she had dropped her books on to the earth at her feet, and now she looked down on them lying there, so square in the grass, a tall stem bending over and tickling the smooth brown cover of Gibbon, while the mottled blue Balzac lay naked in the sun.
They live only in the Boulevard Haussman, which is less picturesque; but in spite of this they have a great deal of the Balzac tone.
Indeed, there is no relative of hero or heroine too humble or stupid for such a novelist as the great Balzac.
He lent them willingly; and Philip became acquainted with Flaubert and Balzac, with Verlaine, Heredia, and Villiers de l'Isle Adam.
Gay-Lussac the chemist, Laplace the astronomer, Larrey the surgeon, de Suze the advocate, are here, and with them are Talma, Bellini, Rubini; de Balzac, Beaumarchais, Beranger; Moliere and Lafontaine, and scores of other men whose names and whose worthy labors are as familiar in the remote by-places of civilization as are the historic deeds of the kings and princes that sleep in the marble vaults of St.
de Balzac, whose foresight is so remarkably at home in the future.
Quand un bon vin meuble mon estomac, Je suis plus savant que Balzac - Plus sage que Pibrac ; Mon brass seul faisant l'attaque De la nation Coseaque, La mettroit au sac ; De Charon je passerois le lac, En dormant dans son bac ; J'irois au fier Eac, Sans que mon cœur fit tic ni tac, Présenter du tabac.
It is believed that this epigraph was inspired by a sentence that was written by Honore de Balzac [French novelist and playwright].
It is ironical and a sheer coincidence that the present case revolves around that very sentence attributed to Balzac.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) and luxury candle maker Maison Balzac are proud to introduce a limited-edition scented candle inspired by the practice and Buddhist philosophy of Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima, whose major retrospective Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything is now open at the Museum.
La comedia humana de Honore de Balzac es sin duda una de las cumbres de la literatura por su amplitud tematica y esplendida narrativa.