Balzac in the 21st Century

June 18, 2014 | 1 book mentioned

Thomas Piketty, author of Capital in the 21st Centuryhas said that he drew inspiration from the social-criticism novels of Austen, Dickens, and Balzac. According to the LA Review of Booksthe new Gilded Age that Piketty critiques has generated–and will continue to generate–social novels of its own.

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