Friday, August 13, 2010

Balzac by Edgar Saltus

This engaging volume was an entertaining introduction to Balzac, whom I had always imagined to be a snobbish academic (I have never actually read anything by Balzac). The penultimate chapter was essentially a list of what Saltus identified as Balzac's words of wisdom, the best of which was, "As soon as a misfortune occurs, some friend or other is always ready to tell us, and to run a dagger into our hearts, while expecting us to admire the handle."

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PQ2178 .S3 2010
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Nancy Stenerson Gonzales, Cataloger, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Recommended

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