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BOOK ONB:Youtb and Early Efforts

1、Childhood Tragedy


Questioning of Destiny

3、The Novel Manufactory of Horace de Saint Aubin & Co.

4、Madame de Berny

5、Business Interlude

6、Balzac and Napoleon

BOOK TWO:Balzal at Work

7、The Man of Thirty

8、Black Coffee

9、The Duchesse de Casties

10、Balzac Discovers His Secret

BOOK THREE:Tbe Novel of Balzal’s Life

11、The Unknown


13、Farewell in Vienna

BOOK FOUR:Splendor and Misery of Balzac the Noelist

14、A Year of Disasters

15、The Contessa Guidoboni-Visconti

16、The Second Italian Journey


BOOK FIVE:The Autbor of La comeie bumaine

BOOK SIX:Fulfillment and Finale




scribbling, and it was the worst kind of prostitution since it was practiced cold-bloodedly and solely with a view to making money quickly. He may, to begin with, have been swayed only by impatience to achieve his freedom, but once he had sunk deep enough and become used to easy profits, the descent grew steeper and steeper. He allowed his talents to be misused for lesser rewards, despite the

large earnings he drew from his novels, and there was no literaryiniquity that he could not stomach. He was a harlot serving simul-taneously two or three literary pimps. Even when his Cbouans and La peaude chagrin made him an outstanding figure in French litera- ture, he continued--like a married woman secretly visiting a maison de rendezvous to earn some pin-money--to frequent his former low haunts and degrade the famous Honore de Balzac to the status of a cheap hack for the sake of a few hundred francs. Today, when his cloak of anonymity has become somewhat threadbare, we know that Balzac shrank from no literary sin. He patched other men's novels with scraps of his own and barefacedly stole other writers' plots and

situations for his own works. With adroit impudence he undertook every kind of literary tailoring, in which the purloined material was pressed, lengthened, tamed, dyed, and modernized. He supplied any- thing for which there was a demand, whethee in the way of philos- ophy, politics, or causeries, always ready to meet his client's wishes, a brisk, skillful, unscrupulous workman, on call at any time and pre- pared to switch over to the production of any article that happened to be in fashion.

It is pathetic to think of the kind of people with whom he asso- dated in these dark years. He was the greatest storyteller of his age, yet he was nothing but the hireling of the scabbiest hole-and-comer publishers and wholesale book-hawkers of Paris. All this because he lacked self-confidence and was blind to his real destiny. It must forever remai


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Author Stefan Zweig

Press China Communication University Press

Isbn 7810851152

Publication Date October, 2002

Pages 404

Size 32K

Edition First Edition

Cover Paperback

Language English

Page material gelatine plate paper

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