Balzac has been mentioned or cited more than a dozen times throughout all the RSS channels we monitor. Especially, the channel 'The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia - New pages [en]' contains less than a dozen references to this person (or maybe different people with similar names) alone. As it’s displayed on the chart below, Balzac was highly popular in November, 2016.

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Drink a Cup of Coffee in the Hamptons

[...] drug—the same classification as cocaine, mescaline and LSD, FYI. Then there’s Honoré de Balzac, who is reported to have drunk 50 cups of the stuff a day! Granted they were the smaller, four- [...]

Ambroise Pro brought back to life: Fifteen years in the making!

[...] , identical to that of Estienne and Garamond: Rue Saint-Jean de Beauvais, Paris 5th. Honoré de Balzac, using borrowed funds from his father and his mistress Madame de Berny, went on to purchase the [...]

When pretend is real: exclusive interview with stars of The Wire

[...] complexity that has won it near-universal critical adulation. (Its creator, David Simon, cites Balzac among his influences, which would be toweringly arrogant, except that the show largely lives up [...]

FIRSTS: Rory Bushfield talks throwing beers out of a plane, Dex the dog and more

[...] Photo: Mason Mashon Name: Rory Bushfield Age: 33 Hometown: Balzac, Alberta, Canada Sponsors: Bern, Dissent Labs, Fresh Sports, Hitcase, Look, lululemon, Nordica, [...]


The Holiday Gift Guide: 47 Distinctive, Shockingly Affordable Suggestions

[...] first cup of the day, as well as all the mugs required to fuel my daily quota of words. Balzac had it right: “Were it not for coffee one could not write, which is to say one could not [...]

All the Hungry Possibilities: Elizabeth J. Church’s Library

[...] in English and minored in French–and I read (slowly, often stumbling) Flaubert, Gide, Zola, Balzac and others in their original French. I found Faulkner, whose darkness spoke most directly to me. [...]

Truffaut’s Room 813: On Hidden Messages and Self-Homage

[...] . They bracket Truffaut’s career, as his obsession with Hitchcock — and with Victor Hugo and Balzac and with women and their magic — must have bracketed his entire life. Finally, Sunday was [...]

Time in “the Shack”: A Fuller Life

[...] self-educated side of a director in terms of references to Dryden in his wartime journal and Balzac elsewhere such a recollection is only natural. Samantha Fuller’s tribute has allowed us to linger [...]

The Guardian's 1MDB Story

[...] such as the Seychelles and British Virgin Islands. The scale of the enterprise echoes Balzac’s maxim that behind every great fortune lies a great crime. Jho Low with Paris Hilton at [...]

Manvotional: Jack London on Developing a Philosophy of Life

[...] is this more true than of that triumvirate of intellectual giants-—Shakespeare, Geothe, Balzac. Each was himself, and so much so, that there is no point of comparison. Each had drawn [...]

I Want My Life Back. I Realize It Starts With Others. Life Is Meals.

[...] gift to his wife (600 jars of her favorite jams). Others are literary, and feature Turgenev, Balzac, Dumas, Beckett. The Salters love France. When Kay was giving birth to their son Theo in Paris, [...]