Belle du Seigneur by Albert Cohen

Belle du Seigneur has been called a hilarious mock-epic, an inventive satire of middle-class manners and ambition, a great comic achievement, Joycean, Proustian in its best moments. Its classic status has been confirmed by inclusion in Gallimard's Pleiade series, an honor shared only by Sartre among post-war French writers.Solal is a man of remarkable gifts and disappointed ideals. A Mediterranean Jew who is Under-Secretary of the League of Nations, he has become disillusioned with a world dominated by personal and national interest. His last hope for redemption is through love, and so he embarks on the seduction of his boss' wife, the beautiful Adrien. He abandons everything -- work, social life, purpose -- for passion.With clear-eyed pessimism, Solal journeys through the world of human pretensions and frailties, as Cohen treats readers to dazzling and searing commentary on middle-class manners, political antics, and "true" love.

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The 857th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 32nd on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
  2. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Belle du Seigneur Hardcover 11713435 $34.95
Bella del Señor Mass Market Paperback 1077172 $6.79 2006
Belle Du Seigneur Etui (Folio) (French Edition) Mass Market Paperback 5771504 $16.75 $6.31 1998
Belle Du Seigneur (Folio, No. 3039) (French Edition) Pocket Book 1970203 $14.48 $7.73 1998
Belle Du Seigneur Etui Lux (Folio Luxe) (French Edition) Mass Market Paperback 14447471 $23.70 2011
Bella del Señor: Belle du seigneur (Otra vuelta de tuerca) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1136957 $29.38 2018
Her Lover Paperback 1291631 $18.69 $18.02 2006
Solal et les Solal: Solal - Mangeclous - Les Valeureux - Belle du Seigneur (Quarto) (French Edition) Paperback 7218987 $34.17 $27.96 2018
Belle du Seigneur Hardcover 15272108 $30.00
Belle du Seigneur (French Edition) Kindle Edition 481048 $15.99 2016
Belle du Seigneur (French Edition) Paperback 1570658 $36.42 $3.99 1968
Belle du Seigneur Paperback 1684492 $100.31 $13.67 1998
Belle du Seigneur: A Novel Hardcover 2038884 $43.94 $5.83 1996
Belle du Seigneur [Bibliotheque de la Pleiade) (French Edition) [Bibliotheque de la Pleiade] (Bibliotheque de la Pleiade) Hardcover 7781534 $67.68 $44.04 2013