(E–pub) Les contes drolatiues author Honoré de Balzac


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  • Les contes drolatiues
  • Honoré de Balzac
  • English
  • 11 September 2018
  • 9780554308692

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Free read Les contes drolatiues Honoré de Balzac ½ 5 Download Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ½ Honoré de Balzac This is a pre 1923 historical reproduction that was curated for uality uality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfec. Blanche wallowed silently in her desire like a cake which is being floured This is a book of the richest flavour full of right hearty merriment spiced to the palate of the illustrious and very precious tosspots and drinkers to whom our worthy compatriot Fran ois Rabelais the eternal honour of Touraine addressed himself From the prologue As much as I loved the few episodes of La Com die Humaine I read so far Lost Illusions Cousin Bette Cousin Pons I cannot say I was entirely enthralled by this collection of ribald short stories by Honor de Balzac Published in three sets of ten stories each in 1832 1833 and 1837 known as Contes drolatiues Droll stories Balzac conceived these candid and wanton stories as an obvious homage to Rabelais The Dutch subtitle of the edition I read a classic erotic masterpiece divulges partly what to expect lively amatory and slightly grotesue comical stories set mostly in the thirteenth century on the licentious s of knights and dames pages courtesans nuns monks and others representing the ecclesiastic class Mostly dealing with cuckoldry disingenuous wiles faux na vit impotence or lost innocence the tales are rather to be situated in the sphere of eroticism than in the one of heroism and also turn out scatological than eschatological The Contes drolatiues were added to the Index librorum prohibitorum in 1841 maybe because most women characters are so admirably sensual and cunning in outwitting the men This teaches us to thoroughly verify and recognise women Balzac muses wisely These libertine saucy stories struck me as a curiosum in Balzac s oeuvre On the historical and social context in which these stories were written and published Graham Robb in his Balzac A Biography clarifies that The subjects were a form of protest at the new bourgeois society which had no regard for the truly important aspects of human existence necrophilia nymphomania adultery and the essential bodily functions The first collection was published in what seemed bad taste during the cholera epidemic of spring 1832 Actually it was rather appropriate since Paris was temporarily plunged into the Dark Ages with a curfew corpses carried through the streets at midnight and the rag pickers revolting when their rubbish heaps were swept away And apparently Balzac managed to lift the spirits as for instance when the first story on the courtesan Imp ria got published it worked on the contemporaries like an aphrodisiac in a time of miserable chastity The collection I read contained nineteen stories in a Dutch translation that modernizes the style so I assume the meticulous historical wordplay in imitation of 16th century French these stories are renown for was a dimension that was unavoidably at least partly lost in translation allegedly one of the reasons he chose to write in this for the contemporaries rather remote pseudo archaic style was his aim to restrain the enjoyment of his lascivious adventures to the elite in order to avoid his book being banned Nevertheless some of the flowery and juicy language the vitality and the style mimicry echoes through with the often ambiguous language and plentiful double entendres it seems that the translator conveys at least some of what must be the playful ualities of the original One of my favourites scenes in which the pleasures of reading are combined with the ones of the flesh features in The venial sin of which I found two illustrations what will happen can be left to the imagination Some editions include illustrations by Gustave Dor which capture the dark and at macabre undertone of some of the stories in which many a man ends up on the scaffold exuisitely Both text and illustrations can be found here The repetitiveness and the often clerical context and setting the stories are supposedly collected from the abbeys of Balzac s native Touraine for me however made it hard to fully enjoy this collection reading it in one take possibly just too many nuns to my taste having seen enough of them at school and by the end I struggled to get through the whole collection Good for a grin here and there it seems appropriate to pick a tale in between some other books or to read one in bed to close the day maybe the smile it gives could inspire some amusing dreams I am wondering now how I would get along with Rabelais

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Free read Les contes drolatiues Honoré de Balzac ½ 5 Download Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ½ Honoré de Balzac Tions introduced by the digitization process Though we have made best efforts the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience We believe. For those unfamiliar with Balzac he s one of the first realist writers of his time Most of his work is vulgar and broad but set in a time when vulgarity was a part of life It s refreshing to see that Shakespeare wasn t the firstonly one to transcend the pattern of dark EuropeWhile most of the stories contain subtle filth on bodily functions and bedroom escapades it s not difficult to understand even in translation It s all uite entertaining and broad though it may be still lends to an appropriate feeling of familiarity with the era the writer s 19th century or the fictional 13th century or anywhere in betweenIt wasn t all farts and tresses and entrails however a four part story in the middle of the collection concerns a witch trial of sorts The Succubus reminds me of Milton s Paradise Lost which probably took clues from most witchcraft stories of the medieval eraOverall I found it light reading and worthy of my time I recommend it to anyone weary of unrealistic morally bound pre victorian literature

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Free read Les contes drolatiues Honoré de Balzac ½ 5 Download Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ½ Honoré de Balzac This work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. I m reading the 1944 Black and Gold edition published by Liveright No illustrations but cool book I m reading the stories randomly out of order I think they re really funny and refreshing and in fact pretty ridiculous Kind of an old fashioned innocent humor but I m pretty old and innocent so it works for me


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    (E–pub) Les contes drolatiues author Honoré de Balzac Honoré de Balzac ½ 5 Download Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ½ Honoré de Balzac ½Blanche wallowed silently in her desire like a cake which is being floured ‘This is a book of the richest flavour full of right hearty mer

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    Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ½ Honoré de Balzac (E–pub) Les contes drolatiues author Honoré de Balzac I enjoyed taking a break with this book; its humorous style and short story format made it ideal for filling in odd moments throughout the day and providing relief from heavier readingI really can't understand why any careful reader would think this book dull True most of the stories utilize the same main themes cuckoldry being the most common I think but the uality of the writing makes the common theme stories uniue and engaging through

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    Free read Les contes drolatiues (E–pub) Les contes drolatiues author Honoré de Balzac Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ½ Honoré de Balzac I was really looking forward to reading Droll Stories as it seemed to me that a ribald parody of medieval tales was subject matter I could easily find amusing treasures in However it seems as if Balzac had taken on a rabelaisian task

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    (E–pub) Les contes drolatiues author Honoré de Balzac Honoré de Balzac ½ 5 Download Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ½ Honoré de Balzac This isn't the exact edition I read Unfortunately and inexplicably I can't seem to find the right edition which includes 1

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    (E–pub) Les contes drolatiues author Honoré de Balzac Honoré de Balzac ½ 5 Download Free read Les contes drolatiues For those unfamiliar with Balzac he's one of the first realist writers of his time Most of his work is vulgar and broad but set in a time when vulgarity was a part of life It's refreshing to see that Shakespeare wasn't the firstonly one to transcend the pattern of dark EuropeWhile most of the stories contain subtle filth on bodily functions and bedroom escapades it's not difficult to understand even in translation It's all uite

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    Honoré de Balzac ½ 5 Download (E–pub) Les contes drolatiues author Honoré de Balzac I read a version that was printed in 1874 It was rich with engravings making up about 20% of the volume It was very much about ribaldry and cuckoldry and thus very French Malefemale relations and the clergy figure prominently The short stories are all written as if they took place in the 15th century—the time of Rabelais I found i

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    Honoré de Balzac ½ 5 Download Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ½ Honoré de Balzac Free read Les contes drolatiues I loved these stories and I loved Balzac's crazy interludes where he tries to reason about why he's writing them Some of them are just begging to be stage productions and are very amusing Definitely not for prudish people

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    (E–pub) Les contes drolatiues author Honoré de Balzac Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ½ Honoré de Balzac I gave up after a few stories or to be precise after the same story several times Powerful but oldimpotent man blah blah blah frisky young wife blah blah blah handsome young knight blah blah blah scheming maid blah blah blah cuckoldry If that's a word blah blah blah The End

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    (E–pub) Les contes drolatiues author Honoré de Balzac Honoré de Balzac ½ 5 Download Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ½ Honoré de Balzac 15 Found this book at an antiue store was intrigued I can only describe it as some sort of 19th century comedy verging on becoming a play edited by Jack Black Vulgar overly sarcastic for its time lacked creativity

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