One of the best short stories of all time. Balzac is a genius!Published 15 days ago by Phillip J Park
"The Unknown Masterpiece" is one of those seminal tales of a man whose need for perfection paralyzes his ability to do anything. Read morePublished 3 months ago by A. R. Taylor
The French Catholic, Jesuit-educated 19th century writer Honore Balzac is a sublime and haunting writer. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Transcendental Thomist
Balzac was a work horse of a novelist, writing a large number of words daily throughout his adult life. Many characters in his novels earn a living writing. Read morePublished on August 27, 2012 by las cosas
The first short story [there are two in this book] is 22 pages filled with the challenges & conflicts faced by anyone who aspires to fame in the visual arts. Read morePublished on December 28, 2008 by B. Joan Wragg
The effect of reading the two short works in this book is one of overhearing two snobbish and conceited intellectuals arguing about painting and music in a wanna-be hip cafe. Read morePublished on November 27, 2005 by Sesho
Balzac's The Unknown Masterpiece is not about abstract art! It is about the destructive power of obsession for perfection. Read morePublished on May 2, 2004 by C. B Collins Jr.