I am giving away a copy of Balzac’s The Unknown Masterpiece (NYBR), which consists of two short stories, “The Unknown Masterpiece” and “Gambara.” The former is about artists, the latter about a musician.
If you would like the book, leave a comment. If more than one is interested, I’ll have a drawing.:)
The new translation by Richard Howard is very good, but I won’t reread this. (N.B. I hope Howard will translate some of Balzac’s novels.)
My only criticism? The introduction by Arthur C. Danto is entirely about “The Unknown Masterpiece.” It doesn’t mention “Gambara,” which was the more interesting of the two stories.
You may think differently.
Leave a comment if you want it. And if you’d consider sending me stamps to cover the postage after I mail it, I’d appreciate it.
But I’m weeding and you can have it anyway.:)