Who is Honore De BalzacHonoré de Balzac (/ˈbælzæk/ BAL-zak, more commonly US: /ˈbɔːl-/ BAWL-, French: [ɔnɔʁe d(ə) balzak]; born Honoré Balzac; 20 May 1799 – 18 August 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. The novel sequence La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of post-Napoleonic French life, is generally viewed as his magnum opus.
Owing to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature. He is renowned for his multi-faceted characters; even his lesser characters are complex, morally ambiguous and fully human. Inanimate objects are imbued with character as well; the city of Paris, a backdrop for much of his writing, takes on many human qualities. His writ...
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- Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty.
- One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
- If we could but paint with the hand what we see with the eye.
- Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
- The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.