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Pere Goriot

Pere Goriot - 98 edition

Pere Goriot - 98 edition

ISBN13: 9780393971668

ISBN10: 039397166X

Pere Goriot by Honore de Balzac, Burton  Translator Raffel and Peter  Ed. Brooks - ISBN 9780393971668
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
International: No
Pere Goriot by Honore de Balzac, Burton  Translator Raffel and Peter  Ed. Brooks - ISBN 9780393971668

ISBN13: 9780393971668

ISBN10: 039397166X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 98

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The text is that of Burton Raffell's acclaimed 1994 translation. The text is accompanied by an introduction, textual annotations by the editor, and a map of Paris.

Responses: Contemporaries and Other Novelists illustrates Balzac's immense influence on other writers, among them Charles Baudelair, Hippolyte Taine, Émile Zola, and Marcel Proust.

Twentieth-Century Criticism presents a superb selection of critical writing about the novel.

The critics include Ernst Robert Curtius, Albert Béguin, Erich Auerback, Georges Poulet, Michel Butor, Louis Chevalier, Pierre Barbéris, Peter Brooks, Sandy Petrey, Nicole Mozet, and Janet L. Beizer.

Author Bio

Raffel, Burton : University of Southwestern Louisiana

Burton Raffel is Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, where he has taught since 1989. He is the translator of many works, including Don Quijote, Gargantua and Pantagruel (awarded the French-American Foundation Translation Prize), Beowulf, and the five romances of Chrátien de Troyes.

Brooks, Peter : Yale University

Peter Brooks is Tripp Professor of Humanities at Yale University, where he teaches in the departments of Comparative Literature and French. He has written extensively about the nineteenth-century novel, French and English. His books include: The Melodramatic Imagination: Balzac, Henry James, Melodrama, and the Mode of Excess; Reading for the Plot, Body Work, and Psychoanalysis and Storytelling.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction

The Text of Pére Goriot
Map: Paris in the 1820s

Responses: Contemporaries and Other Novelists
C.A. Sainte-Beuve · M. de Balzac
Charles Baudelaire · [Balzac's Genius]
Théophile Gautier · [Balzac's Modernity]
Hippolyte Taine · Balzac's Philosophy
Emile Zola · From The Naturalist Novel
Marcel Proust · Sainte-Beuve and Balzac
Henry James · The Lesson of Balzac

Twentieth-Century Criticism
Ernst Robert Curtius · Energy
Albert Béguin · Balzac the Visionary
Erich Auerback · [Pére Goriot]
Georges Poulet · Balzac
Michel Butor · Balzac and Reality
Louis Chevalier · La Comédie humaine: Historical Document?
Pierre Barbéris · The Discovery of Solitude
Peter Brooks · Balzac: Representation and Signification
Sandy Petrey · The Father Loses a Name: Constantive Identity in Le Pére Goriot
Nicole Mozet · Description and Deciphering: The Maison Vauquer
Janet L. Beizer · Mirrors and Fatherhood in Le Pére Goriot

Honoré de Balzac: A Chronology
Selected Bibliography