September 7, 2008

A moistened Stendhal

"Eça de Queiroz (1843 - 1900) is the great Portuguese novelist of the nineteenth century -- not an Iberian Balzac, like Galdos but, rather, a moistened Stendhal, altogether more tender, and, despite his reformist opinions, without theories."

--V. S. Pritchett, from his 1970 "Iron Comedian"

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