The Unknown Masterpiece (New York Review Books Classics)

The Unknown Masterpiece (New York Review Books Classics)

Honoré de Balzac, Richard Howard


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One of Honoré de Balzac's such a lot celebrated stories, "The Unknown Masterpiece" is the tale of a painter who, reckoning on one's point of view, is both an abject failure or a transcendental genius—or either. the tale, which has served as an proposal to artists as a number of as Cézanne, Henry James, Picasso, and New Wave director Jacques Rivette, is, in critic Dore Ashton's phrases, a "fable of contemporary art."

Published the following in a brand new translation by means of poet Richard Howard, "The Unknown Masterpiece" looks, as Balzac meant, with "Gambara," a ugly and tragic novella a couple of musician undone via his goals.

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