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Z marcas (La Comédie Humaine)

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Feb 12, 2011 Lisa rated it it was ok
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Very short, and a bit bitter in tone for my taste. Z. Marcas is a man of great talent who tried to make his way in the world through study, hard work and prudent employment leading to preferment, but the Minister he worked for used his talents and then sabotaged his chances of gaining a position as a deputy. This happened twice, and then a third time when the two young students who shared his lodgings helped him out, for he was eking out a subsistence existence on 30 sous a day. The pressure of ...more
Feb 28, 2011 Jim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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According to this anecdotal tale by Balzac, there was little possibility for a young student, however brilliant, to break into government or the professions -- these being occupied under the July monarchy of Louis Philippe by middle-aged and elderly no-talents. Two students, one in medicine and one in law, named Charles and Juste respectively, are rooming in grim 6th floor lodgings and discover a leonine young man named Z. (for Zephirin) Marcas, who is living under more straitened conditions tha ...more
Anna-maria Frastali
This is a very small book, a short story about Z Marcas, a neighbor of the main character who was into politics but had a lot of disappointments.
I think this was more like a social critique, a need of Balzac to attach injustice. The book was ok, what surprised me though was the fact that he described a 19th century France but it seemed so current. He describes a dissapointed youth that has to rebel, a government ruled by barbarians and intellectuals are not much different from corrupted polititi
Narendra Jussien
Zphirin Marcas a la stature d'un homme d'tat. Mais, il est pauvre et vient de la province. Pour trouver des appuis il offre ses services des hommes mdiocres qui l'exploitent sans vergogne jusqu' la mort. Balzac conte cette histoire tragique dans un style violent et sombre, qui lui donne une terrible actualit. La dcouverte de l'identit du narrateur montre l'ironie sombre de ce rcit. ...more
One of Balzac's shorter tales. Zephirin Marcas, a talented journalist and orator, enabled a deputy to become minister only to be dismissed until needed again. Two students living in the same lodgings try to aid him.
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Honoré de Balzac was a nineteenth-century French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of almost 100 novels and plays collectively entitled La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the fall of Napoléon Bonaparte in 1815.

Due to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders o
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