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 (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.
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Adj.1.Balzacian - of or relating to Honore de Balzac or his writingsBalzacian - of or relating to Honore de Balzac or his writings
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In a slightly Balzacian, and especially Hindu sense, it meant: so this is your latest incarnation.
Robert Worth, in The International Herald Tribune , writes "The book, a Balzacian tale full of romance and murder that ranges from Afghanistan to Yemen to Syria, was promptly banned.
Very much in dialogue with Balzacian Realism, Sand actively rejects contemporary depictions of absolute corruption and "la douleur, l'abjection de la misere, le fumier de Lazare" (Mare 28) in works that only induce disgust or despair and offer no hope for redemption.
Gerald Martin describes Vargas Llosa as a writer with the "the potential to produce a Balzacian human comedy, a historical realist representation of Latin America's developing world through the particular case of Peru" (Martin 227).
This well-known passage, a description of a Parisian space, in fact, not only does build a background for the forthcoming events, but also becomes a medium of the symbolization of the city, a unit of the Balzacian Parisian text.
When Barberis observes that if "le mythe de la paternite est au centre de la mythologie balzacienne, les parents de fait, les parents non choisis, sont le plus souvent la premiere figure, pour les enfants, de la dure loi du monde," he touches on an essential truth of Balzacian family dynamics: that the code civil that regulated French society saw both women and children as the chattel of their male relatives.
Critics have often noted Barres's deliberate "refusal" of Balzacian models in his first trilogy of novels, Le Culte du Moi (1888-1891), as well as his "clear return" to Balzac in Les Deracines, published in 1897 (Rambaud 397, 400-01; see also Borie 28; Frandon, Barres 98; Germain 78).
Then singes off the pink bristles, revealing a white nudity, the alabaster body of a Balzacian heroine: the author has discovered literature.
Till Benjamin, no theorist had thought to borrow the Balzacian and Dickensian technique of bringing an era to life through attention to its most minute cultural details.
Mallon generously concludes that the familiar Wolfean "trappings and tropes" that abound in Back to Blood "don't feel the least bit irritating; the effects are too good to retire, and their deployment serves to stitch Wolfe's oeuvre into the single, big Balzacian chronicle he's always had a mind to produce.
Scholars of English literature consider such topics as Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo and "The Sisters," Balzacian ghosts in "The Boarding House," a Flaubertian recipe for succes de scandale in Ulysses, St.