For me it is Balzac--Old Goriot really hit me hard when I read it.

Other favorites though are Dawn Powell (has anyone read her? She's fabulous!), Dorothy Parker, Stendhal, Victor Hugo, the guy who wrote Manchild In The Promised Land (blanking on his name), and so many more.

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"That's why he hasn't an enemy in the world, only his friends hate him."--E.K. Hornbeck (Gene Kelly), Inherit the Wind