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Illusioni perdute è una trilogia di racconti – I due poeti (1837), Un grand’uomo di provincia a Parigi (1839), Le sofferenze di un inventore (1843) – che hanno per protagonista Lucien Chardon, un giovane provinciale, ambizioso, costretto a scontrarsi con le difficoltà dell’autoaffermazione. Fragile testimone del suo tempo, senza alcuna volontà di affrontarlo veramente, ha un animo nobile e incapace di dedicarsi all’arte della sopraffazione: per questo i suoi sogni sono destinati a infrangersi bruscamente contro il cinismo della spietata società parigina. Tra autobiografia e indagine sociologica, filosofia e analisi delle passioni, realismo e immaginazione visionaria, Balzac affronta un tema intimamente legato alla propria esperienza diretta, al proprio difficile rapporto con la realtà borghese: il tema delle “illusioni perdute”, destinato ad assumere nelle opere successive toni sempre più amari.
- ISBN: 881136826X
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 720
"No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman." When I left the farm at the age of 18 and jerry rigged my battered Camaro into a sputtering, but functional machine that could, by the grace of all that is holy, get me to Phoenix. I might have bore resemblance to L Leggi tutto
(912 From 1001 Books) - Illusions Perdues = Lost Illusions (La Comédie Humaine #38), Honoré de Balzac Illusions is a serial novel, written by the French writer, Honoré de Balzac, between 1837 and 1843. It consists of three parts, starting in provincial France, thereafter moving to Paris, and finally Leggi tutto
Unfortunately for most French people, they were forced to read Balzac in school and were not given the real time or context to fully appreciate his work. Plus they mostly only get the highly moralistic Peau de Chagrin and, fed up, finish their book report and never seek out Balzac again. That is qui Leggi tutto
Ο αμετάκλητα χαμένος κόσμος των υπέροχων λογοτεχνικών ψευδαισθήσεων… Τι μπορεί, αλήθεια, να προσφέρει ένας συγγραφέας του 19ου αιώνα στο κοινό τού 21ου, εκτός από αναγνωστική έπαρση, καθότι ο Μπαλζάκ είναι ένας "Κλασικός", "Αναγνωρισμένος", "Μεγάλος", "Απαιτητικός" συγγραφέας και ο καλούμενος "σοβαρό Leggi tutto
Excellent observation of human behaviour. The times have changed? Oh, not so much! A writer will have to go through these humiliating experiences anyway and gradually lose his illusions. More than ever, man is greedy for money and power; art has no value in itself ...
The premise consisted of a lot I would like. The printing industry for one, an industry I have been working in for the entire 45 years of my working life. And the literary arts, us Goodreads people love that or we would not be here. That issue of the urbane life of the major city over the provincial Leggi tutto
Some thoughts on the book. This is such a wow of a novel. I gather that Balzac, in writing the vast book series, of which this is one, wanted it to be a document, as much as work of fiction. And so it is. There is a level of detail about subjects like accounting in early nineteenth century France and Leggi tutto
Honore de Balzac wasn't finished writing yet when he died on 18 August 1850. Yet at the time of his death he had already written a good number of journal articles and some 90 novels. The literary characters he had created are estimated to be between 2,000 to 3,000. Was he sick? Did he have some sort Leggi tutto
CONTRACT between the recent reader of Honoré de Balzac's Illusions perdues , hereinafter the party of the first part, and His Satanic Majesty Lucifer, Prince of Darkness and Father of Lies, hereinafter the party of the second part: WHEREAS it is amply revealed in the aforementioned work of Balzac that Leggi tutto
Lost Illusions tells the story of a good looking young man who lusts after fame in Paris and as a result brings his supportive good-natured provincial family to bankruptcy. It's a rather long-winded novel. In common with many 19th century novelists Balzac does like to give elaborate descriptions of
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