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Sonja G. Stary
University of Missouri, St. Louis (St. Louis, MO 63121-4401)

Write the Manuscript of a Book on Honore de Balzac's La Comedie Humaine

To study Balzac's treatment of evil characters, his interpretation of what a "moral crime" is, and his method of determining how each crime should be expiated on earth. The study will encompass about 100 novels and will propose a system of punishments being applied by the author to his malefactors.

Project fields:
French Literature

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1974 – 8/31/1974