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Balzac, Honoré de Syllabification: Bal·zac, Honoré de
Pronunciation: /ˈbôlˌzak/ /ˈbal-/

Definition of Balzac, Honoré de in English:

(1799–1850), French novelist; chiefly remembered for his series of ninety-one interconnected novels and stories known collectively as La Comédie humaine.


Pronunciation: /bôlˈzakēən/ /bal-/
Example sentences
  • Throughout, the characteristically intrusive Balzacian narrator pushes in, not to supplement, explain, or sponsor the main character, but to undermine her and to alert of every one of her tricks.
  • From The Pilgrimage he wrote a series of Balzacian studies of depressing life in the Irish midlands.
  • Chinese poetry as a whole was a Balzacian human comedy from a distant place and time that ultimately didn't seem so remote at all.
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