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Review: The Wild Ass's Skin (La Comédie Humaine)

Avis d'utilisateur  - Tony - Goodreads

Balzac, Honore de. THE WILD ASS'S SKIN. (1831). ****. Balzac is certainly one of the writers of his time, and you must be prepared to transpose yourself back into his time to truly enjoy most of his ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: The Wild Ass's Skin (La Comédie Humaine)

Avis d'utilisateur  - Marija - Goodreads

While it's certainly more sensational and attention getting, I don't like this literal translation of the title of Balzac's novel. The original title of the book is Le Peau de Chagrin. When ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: The Wild Ass's Skin (La Comédie Humaine)

Avis d'utilisateur  - Liam Guilar - Goodreads

"Desire sets us aflame and Power destroys us but knowledge leaves our frail organism in a state of perpetual calm." Balzac, as Peter Brooks claims in "Enigmas of Identity" anticipates and in some ways ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: The Wild Ass's Skin (La Comédie Humaine)

Avis d'utilisateur  - Ben Dutton - Goodreads

Literature in translation provides interesting reading experiences. I first read Honoré de Balzac's La Peau de Chagrin in a translation by Herbert Hunt (which is the Penguin Classics translation) and ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: The Wild Ass's Skin (La Comédie Humaine)

Avis d'utilisateur  - Tishke - Goodreads

Raphael enters a gaming house and loses the last of his money. He decides to drown himself in the Seine. As he waits for the crowds to leave the evening streets, he wanders into an antique shop, where ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: The Wild Ass's Skin (La Comédie Humaine)

Avis d'utilisateur  - D - Goodreads

Can't remember why I had this on my list. Balzac has some great ideas, some sharp plotting, lacks style and on the whole really uneven (dull beyond belief followed by clean goodness). Flaubert and ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: The Wild Ass's Skin (La Comédie Humaine)

Avis d'utilisateur  - Lisa - Goodreads

There is a sense of doom and melancholy pervading this story of a would-be suicide but there are also some very funny moments. Raphael de Valentin has, after a long period of self-discipline and hard ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: The Wild Ass's Skin (La Comédie Humaine)

Avis d'utilisateur  - Jim - Goodreads

This is for me one of Balzac's evergreen books -- I never grow tired of it. Think of it as a Buddhist tale by the Brothers Grimm, except that it has the usual Balzac suspects, including Horace ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: The Wild Ass's Skin (La Comédie Humaine)

Avis d'utilisateur  - Brian - Goodreads

A young man comes across an animal skin in a curiousity shop that will grant his every wish, though it will shrink just a bit with each wish and his life will be commensurately shorter. Naturally, he ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: The Wild Ass's Skin (La Comédie Humaine)

Avis d'utilisateur  - Stephen - Goodreads

A young man, having gambled away his last gold coin, walks to the Seine to commit suicide. While he waits for darkness to fall, he wanders into a curiosity shop where he comes across a wild ass's skin ... Consulter l'avis complet


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