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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  - 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  - 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  - 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  - 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  - 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


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