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La busqueda de lo absoluto Honoré de Balzac

La busqueda de lo absoluto

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ISBN: 9788415564393

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La búsqueda del absoluto constituye una detallada crónica de la aventura espiritual de Balthazar Claës, arquetipo de héroe metafísico que intenta descubrir el secreto del absoluto, es decir, la unidad de la materia. Este genio sombrío arruinará a su familia; su esposa y su hija soportan su monomanía, no tanto para salvar sus bienes como por el amor que sienten hacia... él. Las dos mujeres defienden el orden familiar y sentimental; el alquimista lo destruye en nombre de otro orden. La riqueza y la precisión en los detalles, la observación y descripción minuciosas de Balzac nos transportan a la pintura flamenca. En esta novela se encuentran muchos de los elementos de la literatura de este autor: es un maestro en los estudios de las costumbres y un visionario de una ciencia y una humanidad ideales. Están presentes todos sus temas habituales y, también, todos sus modos de composición.

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Honoré de Balzac (1799--1850), one of the greatest and most influential of novelists, was born in Tours and educated at the Collège de Vendôme and the Sorbonne. He began his career as a pseudonymous writer of sensational potboilers before achieving success with a historical novel, The Chouans. Balzac then conceived his great work, La Comédie humain...e, an ongoing series of novels in which he set out to offer a complete picture of contemporary society and manners. Always working under an extraordinary burden of debt, Balzac wrote some eighty-five novels in the course of his last twenty years, including such masterpieces as Père Goriot, Eugénie Grandet, Lost Illusions, and Cousin Bette. In 1850, he married Eveline Hanska, a rich Polish woman with whom he had long conducted an intimate correspondence. Three months later he died. In addition to the present collection, NYRB Classics publishes a translation of Balzac's The Unknown Masterpiece and Gambara.Peter Brooks taught for many years at Yale, where he was Sterling Professor of Comparative Literature. He has written about Balzac in a number of books, including The Melodramatic Imagination, Reading for the Plot, Henry James Goes to Paris, and Enigmas of Identity. He is currently Andrew W. Mellon Scholar at Princeton and is at work on Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris.Linda Asher has translated works by Milan Kundera, Georges Simenon, Victor Hugo, Jean-Pierre Vernant, Restif de la Bretonne, and many others. A former fiction editor at The New Yorker, she has and ASCAP Deems Taylor translation prizes and is a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic.Carol Cosman is a translator of French literature and letters. Her work includes Exile and the Kingdom by Albert Camus, Colonel Chabert by Honoré de Balzac, America Day by Day by Simone de Beauvoir, The Elementary Forms of Religious Life by Emile Durkheim, and The Family Idiot (a study of Flaubert) by Jean-Paul Sartre.Jordan Stump is a professor of French at the University of Nebraska--Lincoln; the author, most recently, of The Other Book: Bewilderments of Fiction; and the translator of some twenty works of (mostly) contemporary French prose by authors such as Marie NDiaye, Eric Chevillard, Antoine Volodine, and Jean-Philippe Toussaint. His translation of Claude Simon's The Jardin des Plantes won the French-American Foundation's annual translation prize in 2001.

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