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Le Père Goriot (La Comédie Humaine)

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« J'ai trouvé une idée merveilleuse. Je serai un homme de génie », s'exclame Balzac au moment où il écrit Le Père Goriot. Il venait d'imaginer La Comédie humaine, ce cycle romanesque dans lequel les mêmes personnages réapparaissent d'un roman à l'autre. Il venait de créer un monde, le monde balzacien.
Les plus beaux romans, dit André Maurois, sont des romans d'apprentissage
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Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος   Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο   Αμούν Arnum
Πρόκειται για ένα αριστούργημα της κλασικής λογοτεχνίας.
Εντάσσεται στο πλαίσιο της "Ανθρώπινης κωμωδίας" του συγγραφέα μια ομάδα εκπληκτικών μυθιστορημάτων- αν κρίνω απο αυτό-όπου με απόλυτο και σκληρό ρεαλισμό αλλα και ασύλληπτο συναισθηματικό πλούτο περιγράφει με τροπο άμεσο και μεγαλειώδη χαρακτηρες,νοοτροπίες,συνήθειες,πράξεις και ψυχοσυνθεσεις ποικίλων ανθρώπων και καταφέρνει απόλυτη ταύτιση αλλα και διάκριση των ηρώων αυτών με τους αναγνώστες.

Η ανθρώπινη ιστορία τοσο αληθινά αποτυπωμένη,
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Ahmad Sharabiani
920. Le Père Goriot, Honoré de Balzac
بابا گوریو - اونوره دو بالزاک (ققنوس، ...) ادبیات فرانسه
عنوان: بابا گوریو؛ نویسنده: انوره دو بالزاک؛ مترجم: م.ا. به آذین؛ تهران، سازمان کتابهای جیبی، چاپ چهارم 1341،در 329 ص؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، دوستان، 1382، در 280 ص، چاپ یازدهم: 1389، شابک: 9789646207219؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، امیرکبیر، چاپ پنجم 1391، در 295 ص، شابک: 9789640014943؛
عنوان: بابا گوریو؛ نویسنده: انوره دو بالزاک؛ مترجم: ادوارد ژزف؛ تهران، بنگاه ترجمه و نشر کتاب، چاپ دوم 1341،در 359 ص؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، ع
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Riku Sayuj

The Importance of Being Cynical

Rastignac’s education is the theme of the novel — provided at the expense of Père Goriot, who built up a fortune from nothing, married his daughters into wealth and was duly ignored and left to die a lonely death. This clear tragedy tells Rastignac, and perhaps France itself, what it takes to succeed in a Capitalist World: ruthlessness and a complete apathy to moral sentiments.

As Vautrin explains to Rastignac, it is illusory to think that social success can be ach
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K.D. Absolutely
Mar 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to K.D. by: 501 Must Read Books; 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (2006-2010)
Shelves: classics, 1001-core, 501
No doubts on my part. This novel deserves a 5-star rating. Challenge my rating if you want and I know I can defend it, tooth and nail.

At first, this seems to be just a story of an old man, Pere Goriot and how he ends up in the pupper's grave despite being a rich businessman when he's still strong. His fault is that he loves and cares for his 2 spoiled uncaring ungrateful daughters who get all his riches and in the end don't even care going to his deathbed. However, that plot seems to be just sec
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Mon
Aug 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 19th-c
Years ago my mum was an English literature professor and my dad a linguist at an university. Ever since I could read beyond the alphabet books I was spoon fed 'serious classic literature'. Mum had a particular passion for all things French, and I read things like The Red and the Black and Madame Bovary before Harry Potter was even published. Like most normal children, I did not enjoy anything over 200 pages with dense text about poverty and woman's fashion and instead resorted to large amount ...more
Manny
Nov 27, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
SCHMIDT: Last thing, if Mueller was looking at your finances and your family finances, unrelated to Russia — is that a red line?

HABERMAN: Would that be a breach of what his actual charge is?

TRUMP: I would say yeah. I would say yes. By the way, I would say, I don’t — I don’t — I mean, it’s possible there’s a condo or something, so, you know, I sell a lot of condo units, and somebody from Russia buys a condo, who knows? I don’t make money from Russia. In fact, I put out a letter saying that I don’
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brian
many pre-20th century novels have the nasty habit of presenting their author's beliefs as hard, solid fact. y'know what i mean: sentences which flatly state that 'Women believe' such and such or, as per balzac (pg. 51), "Young men's eyes take everything in; their spirits react to..." (<-- to which i'd argue: no! young men's eyes don't take in shit. and if i was gonna write either/or i'd find some elegant means to qualify it). now, wishy-washy apologetic sentences deserve destruction by sharpi ...more
Sawsan
Mar 12, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
رواية فيها نماذج انسانية واقعية مختلفة, ومشاهد من الحياة الباريسية في القرن التاسع عشر, وطبيعة الصراعات والعلاقات في طبقات المجتمع الثرية
المال هو أساس الرواية, هو المحرك لكل الشخصيات على اختلافهم, باعتباره المُحدد لقيمة ومكانة الانسان في المجتمع
الحصول على المال بأي وسيلة, وفكرة الأخلاق والتنازع الذي يحدث داخل نفس الانسان بين ضميره ورغباته
وحتى في التعبير عن الحب والعطاء في حالة الأب جوريو لبناته الجاحدات كان المال أيضا هو الشيء الوحيد الذي يقدمه لهم
أسلوب بارع في وصف الأماكن والشخصيات, وكأن الملام
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Carmo
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Se casar por amor é bom, (será?), casar por amor com alguém rico pode ser a cereja no topo do altar! E se casar só por dinheiro, será o vil metal compensador do frete?
E que escrúpulos se ignoram, que limites se ultrapassam pelo reconhecimento social, riqueza, fama, glória?
O pai Goriot, é o exemplo máximo de abnegação em prol de alguém. As filhas, são o rosto do egoísmo e da ingratidão.
Cada personagem, cada cenário, é uma peça do puzzle social que Balzac montou de forma impiedosa.
A leitura não é
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Reckoner
Πρωτη επαφη με τον Μπαλζακ και δηλωνω απλα ενθουσιασμενη και λατρης της γραφης του. Ηδη απο τις πρωτες αραδες ξερεις οτι θα διαβασεις κατι που θα σε συνεπαρει και θα σε συγκλονισει. Ο Μπαλζακ ειναι ρομαντικος με οτι θεωρει μεγαλειωδες και το οποιο δεν μπορει να διαφθαρει με λογια και γεματος ειρωνεια και κυνισμο απεναντι στα στην υποκρισια,στα παθη,τις αδυναμιες των ανθρωπων στα ηθη και τα εθιμα μιας κοινωνιας ψευτικης. Σκληρος και ρεαλιστης με ποιητικο και κοφτερο λογο. Οπως και ο ιδιος μας εξη ...more
Gautam
A very accessible novel with too much melodrama. Balzac had clearly expounded in his seminal work the vanity and selfishness of the Parisian community of 19th century. But the veritable theme- Fatherhood- is indeed a subject that touches your innermost self. I'm glad I have read Balzac.
Michael
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Balzac is like that lusty, life-loving guy who sits in a bar and regales his audiences with stories. Sure, they're messy and could use editing, but there's no denying the sheer life force behind them. It took me a few pages to get into this book, but then I loved it. By the way, I read the Burton Raffel translation (in the Norton Critical Edition) and found it to be marvelous.
Alireza
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literature, novel
باباگوریو اثر کاملا نبوغآمیز نویسندهاش است. لازم نیست همه کارهای بالزاک را بخوانید تا به این نتیجه برسید. نبوغ نویسنده و اثر خودش را به خوبی نشان میدهد.
رمان باباگوریو که استادانه مضامین اجتماعی و روانشناسی در خود دارد، در مورد جوانی، پیری و فداکاری پدری است.
من با ترجمه زندهیاد مهدی سحابی خواندم که به نظرم ایراد ترجمه نداشت.
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Alex
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, rth-lifetime
"Lord, this world of yours is so badly made!"
- Goriot

Supremely melodramatic, fierce, sweeping, lurid, and a little gay, Goriot is a kickass novel. The most famous of Balzac's encyclopedic Comédie humaine, a series of linked stories and 91 novels that I'm not sure has ever been paralleled, this installment crams into 300 pages about six different stories and a view of Parisian life in the early 1800s that swoops from bird's eye to microscopic detail, excluding nothing. "Paris is an ocean," says B
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David Lentz
Jun 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Balzac was a most enthusiastic participant of high society in Paris in his heyday principally because it yielded so many characters for his human comedy. Despite the artifice of glamor, wealth and nobility, a young attorney named Rastignac learns that it is shallow, materialistic and vain beyond all sense. Aspiring to make a name for himself, Rastignac stays in a bording house where he meets old Goriot, a vermicelli merchant with two daughters prominent in Paris society. Like King Lear, Goriot l ...more
Mamdouh Abdullah
حين يكتب فيكتور هيجو عن باريس، يشبهها بفتاة مغناج، تنفجر ضاحكة في وجه الجنس البشري وتقول أأنا بلهاء؟! لها ابتهاج هو بمثابة الصاعقة، وضحكتها فوهة بركان يصيب رشاشه الأرض. ولها الحق في أن تكون كذلك حسب تصوره، إذ أن لها يوم 14 تموز، وهي تحمل جميع الأمم على أن تقسم يمين ملعب التنس. كتبها ومسرحها وفنها وعلمها وفلسفتها ينهل منها البشر: تفاخر بباسكال وديكارت وروسو وفولتير وموليير. يشاطرها الكون لغتها، وهي فوق ذلك كائن أخلاقي. أكثر من عظيمة، وغير متناهية. لماذا؟ لأنها تتجرأ حسب قوله. غير أن باريس هذه تصد ...more
hossein sharifi
Dec 22, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Honoré de Balzac

شاید اگر فرانسوی بودم، این کتاب را می پسندیدم . خوانش کتاب بسیار سخت و خسته کننده بود.

کتاب نقدی است از جامعه ی اشرافی فرانسه و خباثت هایی که در پس چهره های زیبا و عوام فریبشان دارند.
باباگوریو داستان زندگی ساکنین پانسیونی ارزان و فقیرانه در یکی از خیابانهای پاریس است در اوایل قرن نوزدهم. دانشجوی رشتهی حقوقی ساکن این پانسیون است. او با آرزوهایی بلند در سر، راهی پاریس شده تا در آن به مدارج عالی اجتماعی برسد. در مواجهه با دنیای پاریس، او تنها راه سریع طی کردن پلههای ترقی را در ارتباط با زنان سرشنا
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Chrissie
ETA: I simply must add something! How to do this without giving a spoiler? Below I have only hinted at what made this book move from three to four stars. Something happens about 2/3 of the way into the story. It has to do with the hidden criminal, also mentioned below. One of the boarders leads to the discovery of that criminal. It is the behavior of the other boarders toward the criminal and the betrayer that made me love the book. The book doesn’t have a rosy ending, so that makes it real, but ...more
Sandy
April 16, 2017
I am still reading but these excerpts that I wish to record will not fit in the progress status box.

“Love in Paris is a thing distinct and apart; for in Paris neither men nor women are the dupes of the commonplaces by which people seek to throw a veil over their motives, or to parade a fine affectation of disinterestedness in their sentiments. ... Love ... is above all things, and by its very nature, a vainglorious, brazen-fronted, ostentatious, thriftless charlatan. ... Love is a
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Shiva
ترجمه خیلی خیلی بدی رو خوندم
داستان در مورد پدر فداکاری بود که با همه وجودش دختر هاشو دوست داشت و تا زمان مرگش هر کاری برای اونا کرد.
عشق پدرانه مطلق...
شاید اگه ترجمه بهتری رو می خوندم بیشتر بهم خوش می گذشت
Morena
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
"Shpirtrat e brishtë nuk mund të qëndrojnë për një kohë të gjatë në këtë botë. E si mund ndjenjat e larta të bashkohen, në fakt, me një shoqëri meskine, të ulët dhe sipërfaqësore?"
Esma Tezgi
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Balzac adını sık duyduğum ama henüz tanışabildiğim bir yazar oldu. Okunacak o kadar çok kitap var ki! Goriot Baba, 19. yy Paris'inde geçiyor ve tüm soysal sınıflarla ilgili bilgi edinebileceğiniz kadar da geniş ve iyi bir kadrosu var. Aslında kadrosu çok geniş değil ama yazar karakterleri çok ince bir hesapla seçmiş ve bu da okurun her kesimden insanlarla tanışmasını sağlıyor.

Ben kitabı okumaya, kitapla ilgili hiçbir fikrim olmadan başladım ve beklenti ya da herhangi bir bilgim olmadığı için h
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Hassan Rezaei
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
" چراغ های شهر تازه روشن می شدند.دیدگانش تقریباً با حرص و ولع به فضای بین ستون میدان واندوم و گنبد انوالید ، به محوطه ای دوخته شد که قشر مرفه مردم پاریس در آن زندگی میکردند. و او خواسته بود به محافل آنها راه یابد.
او بر این کندوی پر مشغله نگاهی افکند که گویی میخواست از پیش عسل آن را بمکد و این کلمات با شکوه از زبانش گذست:"اینک من و تو!" و به عنوان اولین پرده ی اعلام نبردی که جامعه را بدان می خواند، راستینیاک برای شام نزد مادام دو نوسنگین رفت."
تصویرگری بالزاک از حالات انسانی شخصیت های داستان شگفت
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Maria
May 28, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I expected to like this book more, and I didn't absolutely love it perhaps because this is a precurser to the works of Hugo and Zola whose novels I really love, and somehow less refined -- in short, I was kind of disappointed, and I know this author and love him but haven't read him in a while so this may be something too. Here's what I did love: the translator, Ellen Marriage; portrayals (and utterances) of Vautrin and Eugene; despite a slow start, the author's eternal truths interspersed throu ...more
Lynne King
A beautiful classic that everyone loves but not for me.

I loved the "Peau de chagrin" - by Balzac - my best essay at university. A true shame in this respect and I must confess it bothers me. All I can say is that tastes change with time...
Pooya Kiani
راستینیاک. راسکولنیکف. راس السرطان. راسپوتین. این راس اپیدمیه.
کتاب خاص. متناظر جنایت و مکافات داستایوسکی.
بالزاک اگر نبود، سوالیه که باید پرسید.
Marie
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
En me documentant sur ce roman, j'avais pensé trouver une sorte d'étude sociale zolienne. Mais Le Père Goriot s'est bel et bien détaché de toutes mes précédentes lectures datant du XIXÈME siècle. Ce roman de Balzac, le vingt-deuxième du cycle de la Comédie Humaine et la collection «Scènes de la vie privée», relate les aventures d'Eugène de Rastignac, jeune noble sorti de sa province pour affronter la capitale française. Résidant dans la modeste pension Vauquer, l'étudiant a pour ambition de bril ...more
Lydia Presley
Dec 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Original review posted here

This book floored me. I mean, jaw on the floor, gaping as I read, type of floored me. Who knew Balzac could be so approachable? I picked up this book fully expecting to struggle through it, much like my earlier trials with Middlemarch, and instead I found myself thoroughly intrigued by this drama. And Balzac himself, as narrator of the story of Father Goriot, calls it a drama, although he hastens to explain that it isn’t quite the same as those other dramas of the time
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Lee
Apr 14, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's good to study up on the history of the novel -- this one's apparently a founding father. Maybe if I'd read it with nothing to do for a week my experience would've been different, but I was too often distracted to commit to the concerns of early-19th century Paris. As such, my feelings about this one are mixed, like with Stendhal's The Red and the Black last year.

I love the expository jags, the proclamations about the behavior of all young men, all women in Paris. The essayistic asides seem
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Tyler
Sep 17, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone; Dads; Guys
Recommended to Tyler by: BBC Big Read list
Shelves: 19th-century
A distinctive element of this novel stems from its compactness. Most of the action takes place at a boarding house or a couple of other locations in Paris. The setup highlights the interaction between people, and the author’s astute observations about human nature set the story off. Balzac’s prose is superb, and his command of detail gives readers a palpable feel for the lives of people so far removed in time (1819) from us.

Goriot is a father who, among the fellow boarders, finds that rarest of
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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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