“Before he became a founder of realism and an unlikely literary sex icon, the young Honoré de Balzac was proofreading legal filings.” The wayward youth of Balzac, Flaubert, Baudelaire, and more. 
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“Before he became a founder of realism and an unlikely literary sex icon, the young Honoré de Balzac was proofreading legal filings.” The wayward youth of Balzac, Flaubert, Baudelaire, and more. 

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

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    Oh dear… Funny story about Balzac, I quoted his remarks on marriage to a friend, “No man should marry until he has...
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