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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Paperbackgprio. Published by SysPrint first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I really want to try Balzac. Which book should I begin reading first? Alicia Definitely Pere Goriot.
It’s known as the crossroads of all Balzac’s books. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. My idea is to go off and live like a patriarch in the middle of some big estate, a hundred thousand acres for example, in the United States, in the South.
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I want to become a planter out there, own slaves, earn a cool few million from the sale of my cattle, tobacco, and timber, living like a king, doing whatever I want, leading the sort of life you can’t imagine here, where people hide away in burrows made of plaster. I am a great poet. My poetry is not something I write down, it is composed of action and emotions. At this moment I possess fifty thousand francs, which would hardly buy me forty niggers.
I need two hundred thousand, because I want two hundred niggers to satisfy my taste for the patriarchal life. Niggers, do you see? They are children, but fully grown, and you can do what you like with them without some Public Prosecutor coming along to ask you questions. View all 7 comments. A very accessible novel with too much melodrama. Balzac had clearly expounded in his seminal work the vanity and selfishness of the Parisian community of 19th century.
But the veritable theme- Fatherhood- is indeed a subject that touches your innermost self. I’m glad I have read Balzac. A beautiful classic that everyone loves but not for me. I loved the “Peau de chagrin” – by Balzac – my best essay at university.
A true shame in this respect and I cifa confess it bothers me. All I can say is that tastes change with time View all 8 comments.
It’s good to study up on the history of the novel — this one’s apparently a founding father. Maybe if I’d read it with nothing to do for a week my experience would’ve been different, but I was too often distracted to commit to the concerns of earlyth century Paris.
As such, my feelings about this one are mixed, like with Stendhal’s The Red and the Black last year. I love the expository jags, the proclamations about the behavior of all young men, all women in Paris. The essayistic asides seem It’s good to study up on the history of the novel — this one’s apparently a founding father. The essayistic asides seem perfectly phrased, always calling for enthusiastic dog-earing, as though I’ll one day find on the page the bit of wisdom that struck me the first time through.
I’d love to read essays by Balzac, or even a collection of insights into human nature culled from his hundred million novels. Sometimes I was reminded of that bit in Reality Hunger: I often sort of muddled through the dramatization, not always sure who was who and what was happening where.
Reading this, it became real clear how much mnjiga modern readers ie, “I” rely on chapter breaks and white space between sections knjigs at least clear transitions between scenes. In this, once a scene ends, in knmiga next paragraph a character is propelled across Paris by no more than a hard return. This sort of thing requires an attention I might not always have paid, in part because I wasn’t so engaged in the young social climber’s upwardly mobile quest?
The title character’s unconditional love for his daughters is undeniably moving, and maybe also more cloying than Balzac’s statements that it’s Christ-like. But his daughters Cca didn’t see nearly as well — and if you don’t see someone so well that character is pretty much screwed since being seen by readers gives characters a heartbeat and breath.
Loved the wisdom zingers throughout, liked the two major male knjigs, thought less of minor characters even Cheat-Deathwasn’t so engaged by the plot, and wasn’t always sure what was going down in the dramatized bits. Seven stars for the expository jags, but maybe 3. View all 3 comments. Ammetto che, almeno fin quando non ho superato lo scoglio del primo capitolo, ero convinta che non l’avrei finito.
Per inciso, trovo che questo mini-saggio, estremamente illuminante, sarebbe da porre al termine del romanzo, piuttosto che al principio; a leggerlo prima, il suo senso sfugge, considerando anche la sua abbondanza di esempi tratti dalla vicenda stessa. Forse l’unico personaggio di questo quadro desolante che ha davvero intaccato in qualche modo il mio cuore.
Per concludere, generalmente parlando non mi reputo una grande estimatrice di Balzac. The legend of Balzac- the 3-day writing marathons fueled by gallons of coffee, the monks robe, the ridiculously grandiose ambition, the secret passage leading to a back alley used to flee from his creditors- is a most delightful one, and so I was hoping to like this, his most famous book, rather better than I did.
Oscar Wilde claimed that Balzac invented the 19th century, which is probably true, but Flaubert’s comment rings truer: He’s undeniably a pleasant and engaging companion, if more than a little pompous and bombastic, and the book is a quite pleasant and enjoyable read, and most of the scenes were quite vivid and strikingly well observed, but the plot seemed rather thin, none of the characters really seemed to come alive, and the general tone was so melodramatic and so full of unnecessary asides consisting of nothing more than long strings of cliched truisms as to make it at times almost unreadable.
Some King Lear comparisons have to be inevitable: Eugene de Rastignac, a young and goiro student’s choices are followed, too. He is often found in a position of having to make choices between his ambitions and his sense of honour; his existence seems to be an uneasy combination of the two. The want for money is ccica big theme, and the hotbed of social ambition that Paris was. Balzac’s rich Some King Lear comparisons have to be inevitable: Balzac’s rich and almost bejewelled realistic descriptions can be wonderful, especially his descriptions of the boarding house, the icca Maison Vauquer at the beginning.
I found the ending good in a cathartic way: The story was initially published in serial form in The shady character Vautrin summarized Parisian society to goril young student Eugene Rastignac in this way: If you have the bad luck to nab something from somebody you become a peepshow for the crowd at the Place du Palais de Justice, but you are pointed out in the salons as virtue itself if you steal a million.
The story centres around Old Goriot, a somewhat mysterious inhabitant of a boarding house with Rastignac, Vautrin and an interesting cast of characters.
Old Goriot, who lives in dire poverty, is seen giving excessive amounts of money to two beautiful young women. The boarders suspect they are mistresses, but they are actually his daughters, who are perfectly willing for their father to give them every last cent, so they can maintain their high society lifestyles.
The story is classic Balzac, but it falls short of The Lost Illusion, a more entertaining and penetrating look at the era. The funniest thing in the story was to learn that even in early 19th century Paris, people were addicted to using the latest buzzwords. Well…how is your… healthorama? Alla fine avevo la sensazione che, nonostante io procedessi nella lettura, mi avvicinassi solo asintoticamente all’ultima pagina!
I had to read the second half of Old Goriot in little bits and pieces, a couple of pages at a time. That’s enough to thwart my appreciation of any novel. I did enjoy the story, though – melodramatic as it was at times. It was also interesting to see a foreshadowing of Rask “Come to me and pour out your griefs to me; my heart is large enough to hold them all. It was also interesting to see a foreshadowing of Raskolnikov in Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment.
I know that Dostoevsky appreciated Balzac, and he must have read Old Goriot before writing his novel; I wonder if that is where he first got the idea – which of course he worked out in much greater detail – of one needing to become Napoleon in order to overcome society’s morality.
A great subject for an essay – if only I studied literature. Couple of years ago I was going on long bus drive alone. Knjjiga was almost full and at last moment, very good looking blonde, couple of years older than me, sat on one of few unoccupied seats, which, by chance, was near mine.
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I was feeling she is out of my league. So trip started, I kept minding my own business, as so she did. And I think minding my own business these days usually translate to starring at phone, scrolling down.
Again, by chance, one occurrence forced her to make a joke which could Couple of years ago I was going on long bus drive alone. Again, by chance, one occurrence forced her to make a joke which could be understood flirtatious and which I, of course, understood like that. For youngster I was then, full of confidence and strong libido, nothing more was necessary.
I went on full scale attack, throwing everything I got and we were ping ponging for the rest of trip.
It was fun, I got phone number, I did not get the date. Why am I telling this? Because Pere Goriot resembled that day and because she told me, trying to nag me, one thing I remembered and which occasionally crosses my mind from time to gorko in certain occasions. And Balzac, in Cca Goriot is same as I was in that bus. What troubled me the most is that more is told by narrator, than shown by characters. They have no depth, their sole purpose is representation of certain human flaw.
All of their behavior is way too exaggerated and stretched out of proportions to be believable. Monologues and dialogues are cicx long without saying anything meaningful, there is waaay too much of affectation.