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Peter Brooks and Linda Asher at Labyrinth Books

On Tuesday, April 15, at 6 p.m., join Peter Brooks, the book’s editor, and translator Linda Asher for a reading and discussion of the NYRB Classics title, The Human Comedy: Selected Stories, at Labyrinth Books in Princeton.

Characters from every corner of society and all walks of life—lords and ladies, businessmen and military men, poor clerks, unforgiving moneylenders, aspiring politicians, artists, actresses, swindlers, misers, parasites, sexual adventurers, crackpots, and more—move through the pages of The Human Comedy, Balzac’s magnum opus, an interlinked chronicle of modernity in all its splendor and squalor. This NYRB edition collects nine newly translated works of The Human Comedy’s short fiction.

For more information, visit the Labyrinth Books website.