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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  - Young Savage - Goodreads

I read this book online, and it was a great and fun read, I enjoyed the stories about his unrequited love (Raphael) Consulter l'avis complet

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

Avis d'utilisateur  - Siranush - Goodreads

I read this book in my mother-language (Armenian). While I was reading the 1st 150pages I thought I'll never read Balzak's books ever. There are a few actions and the history goes so slow. But after ... Consulter l'avis complet

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

Avis d'utilisateur  - YellowBlueZebra - Goodreads

The English title made me chuckle. I think in Russian it is "The Magic Skin". Consulter l'avis complet

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

Avis d'utilisateur  - Alejandro Calle Saldarriaga - Goodreads

I think the book start excelently but it becomes more and more dull. In the first 50 or so pages I thought I would give it five stars. Nonetheless, it is a good read and an intersting book. Consulter l'avis complet

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

Avis d'utilisateur  - Alexander - Goodreads

La Peau de Chagrin is one of the earliest Balzac's novels, however it brought him popularity. In part, from my point if view, because the author managed to capture a dialectic connection between ... 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  - 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


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