Arts B is for Balzac
I figure that everyone wants a little, but not a lot, of Balzac in their lives. Just a bit. I can help. I am reading Lost Illusions and I am in the mood to share good lines. Here is my first, from page 27 of the Modern Library Classics (yes) paperback translation from the French.
On looking at his feet, a man might have been tempted to think him a young girl in disguise, the more so because, like nearly all men of subtle, not to say astute, minds, the contour of his hips was womanly.