Category Archives: Balzac

Balzac on memory

    In view of the fact that I have posted several posts recently with comments about memory, I found the following passage in Stefan Zweig’s biography of Balzac to be very interesting.     *****************************************************     The assimilation … Continue reading

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“Black Coffee”

  Let us take a day in Balzac’s working life, a day typical of thousands. Eight o’clock in the evening. The citizens of Paris have long since finished their day’s work and left their offices, shops, or factories. After having … Continue reading

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