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

Avis d'utilisateur  - Maria - Goodreads

This isn't the edition I read. My book is one translated by Atwood Townsend, with an excellent afterword by Henri Peyre. French title is Le Peau de chagrin. Poor young poet (shades of Sorrowing ... Consulter l'avis complet

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

Avis d'utilisateur  - Blair - Goodreads

The Wild Ass's Skin - or The Magic Skin, as it's known in some editions (neither of those titles are particularly appealing, I know) - is a literary novel of magical realism. It's simultaneously a ... Consulter l'avis complet

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

Avis d'utilisateur  - Davor Dimoski - Goodreads

Probably the most boring book I've read in my entire life. 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  - TrumanCoyote - Goodreads

Pretty fun--vigorous, enjoyable style (though a bit hammy); sunk though by the 100 pages of talking in the middle, complete with insincere hyperbole. Also (especially toward the end) too many WrapUps ... Consulter l'avis complet

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

Avis d'utilisateur  - Ivan Mulcahy - Goodreads

A man wants to die then is gifted the power of having all he desires. Then he can't live because he fears losing life. Read it twenty odd years ago. Loved it and generally found Balzac was a bit of bore. Consulter l'avis complet

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

Avis d'utilisateur  - Murray - Goodreads

I'm glad that this was not the first book that I read by Balzac or I would never have read another. While the story line itself held my interest, the long periods of prosaic observations made my mind wander. Consulter l'avis complet

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

Avis d'utilisateur  - Derek - Goodreads

I've always like Balzac because of how realistic were all of his characters and situations. The supernatural aspect of Wild-Ass's Skin was distracting so that I had difficulty relating to any of them ... 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


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