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by Andre Maurois

Download Prometheus : the life of Balzac epub
ISBN: 0140212612
ISBN13: 978-0140212617
Category: Biographies
Subcategory: Arts & Literature
Author: Andre Maurois
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Books (1971)
Pages: 642 pages
ePUB size: 1315 kb
FB2 size: 1390 kb
Rating: 4.8
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... there's a livelier and more recent alterantive by Graham Robb and an equally very good earlier one by Stefan Zweig.

For the Balzac completist, however, this is primary and indispensable.
The immense energy and appetite for life, the struggle to make a ' picture ' of a whole society and world, the vast creative strength that worked as a physical hunger and passion , the working himself all night through endless coffee- drinking, the quest for social status and position, the provincial making his inroads into society, and beginning his long climb upwards, the apprenticeship in writing potboilers, the portrayal of obsession and the monstrous obsession of his own in writing, the financial turnabouts, and the precise depiction of intricate schemes and frauds, the acquaintanceship with large numbers of people, and the peopleing of his own work with one of the largest of all literary casts- the search for love and for wealth , the heartbreaking death in the middle of his enterprise , an already old fifty - one - All this and much else is depicted in Maurois outstanding biography of one of world's literature most ambitious and remarkable creators.