The Disappearance of Émile Zola

Author: Michael Rosen

Publisher: Faber & Faber Limited

ISBN: 9780571312023

Category: Authors, Exiled

Page: 320

View: 6181


Pronounced guilty of libel and sentenced to a year in prison, novelist Émile Zola went on the run. Zola's crime had been to defend a wrongly convicted man, in what became known as the Dreyfus Affair. Fleeing the French state with just hours to spare he ended up living in the suburbs of south London unable to speak a word of English. Michael Rosen brings to life the sleepy world of late Victorian suburbia, Zola's turbulent politics and his tangled private life. Desperate to write a novel, he was also trying to balance the extremely delicate matter of the two women in his life - one the mother of his children, the other his wife. The Disappearance of Émile Zola is the incredible true story of a writer's personal bravery in the face of the greatest political scandal of the age.

The Disappearance of Émile Zola

Author: Michael Rosen

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571312039

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 2501


It is the evening of 18 July 1898 and the world-renowned novelist Émile Zola is on the run. His crime? Taking on the highest powers in the land with his open letter 'J'accuse' and losing. Forced to leave Paris, with nothing but the clothes he is standing in and a nightshirt wrapped in newspaper, Zola flees to England with no idea when he will return. This is the little-known story of his time in exile. Rosen has traced Zola's footsteps from the Gare du Nord to London, examining the significance of this year. The Disappearance of Zola offers an intriguing insight into the mind, the loves, the politics and the work of the great writer.

Émile Zola: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Brian Nelson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192574523

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 8800


Émile Zola was the leader of the literary movement known as 'naturalism' and is one of the great figures of the novel. In his monumental Les Rougon-Macquart (1871-93), he explored the social and cultural landscape of the late nineteenth century in ways that scandalized bourgeois society. Zola opened the novel up to a new realm of subjects, including the realities of working-class life, class relations, and questions of gender and sexuality, and his writing embodied a new freedom of expression, with his bold, outspoken voice often inviting controversy. In this Very Short Introduction, Brian Nelson examines Zola's major themes and narrative art. He illuminates the social and political contexts of Zola's work, and provides readings of five individual novels (The Belly of Paris, L'Assommoir, The Ladies' Paradise, Germinal, and Earth). Zola's naturalist theories, which attempted to align literature with science, helped to generate the stereotypical notion that his fiction was somehow nonfictional. Nelson, however, reveals how the most distinctive elements of Zola's writing go far beyond his theoretical naturalism, giving his novels their unique force. Throughout, he sets Zola's work in context, considering his relations with contemporary painters, his role in the Dreyfus Affair, and his eventual murder. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Delphi Complete Works of Emile Zola (Illustrated)

Author: Émile Zola

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1909496057

Category: Fiction

Page: 108888

View: 3722


For the first time in the English language, Delphi Classics is proud to present the complete works of the French master Émile Zola. This monumental eBook features beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and a wealth of Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Zola’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other works * The complete Rougon-Macquart cycle, as well as all the other novels and series * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Many rare novels, including the author’s scandalous first novel, appear here for the first time in digital print * The complete short stores, including Zola’s first book STORIES FOR NINON – first time in digital print * Includes Zola’s famous ‘J’ACCUSE!’, with explanatory introduction * Special criticism section, with essays by famous writers such as Henry James and James Joyce, evaluating Zola’s contribution to literature * Features a biography by Zola’s English translator – follow Zola’s literary life when fleeing France for safety in England * Also includes a special resources section, with the detailed listing of the Rougon-Macquart family tree, as well as an index of the main characters and locations in the twenty-novel series * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres CONTENTS: The Early Novels CLAUDE’S CONFESSION THE DEAD WOMAN’S WISH THE MYSTERY OF MARSEILLE THERESE RAQUIN MADELEINE FERAT The Rougon-Macquart Cycle THE FORTUNE OF THE ROUGONS THE KILL THE FAT AND THE THIN THE CONQUEST OF PLASSANS ABBE MOURET’S TRANSGRESSION HIS EXCELLENCY EUGENE ROUGON THE DRAM SHOP A LOVE EPISODE NANA PIPING HOT THE LADIES’ PARADISE THE JOY OF LIFE GERMINAL HIS MASTERPIECE THE EARTH THE DREAM THE HUMAN BEAST MONEY THE DOWNFALL DOCTOR PASCAL The Three Cities LOURDES ROME PARIS The Four Gospels FRUITFULNESS LABOUR TRUTH The Short Stories STORIES FOR NINON NEW STORIES FOR NINON PARISIAN SKETCHES THE ATTACK ON THE MILL THE FLOOD CAPTAIN BURLE THE MILLER’S DAUGHTER THE DEATH OF OLIVIER BECAILLE NAÏS MICOULIN J’Accuse ! I ACCUSE…! The Criticism ÉMILE ZOLA by Henry James THE ZOLA CONTROVERSY by G. K. Chesterton M. ZOLA by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch An Extract from ‘MY LITERARY PASSIONS’ by William Dean Howells ÉMILE ZOLA by William Dean Howells ZOLA by Henryk Sienkiewicz BORLASE AND SON by James Joyce The Biography WITH ZOLA IN ENGLAND by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly Resources THE ROUGON-MACQUART FAMILY TREE INDEX OF CHARACTERS IN THE ROUGON-MACQUART SERIES INDEX OF LOCATIONS IN THE ROUGON-MACQUART SERIES

Essential Novelists - Émile Zola

Author: Émile Zola,August Nemo

Publisher: Tacet Books

ISBN: 3967992144

Category: Fiction

Page: 460

View: 4731


Welcome to the Essential Novelists book series, were we present to you the best works of remarkable authors. For this book, the literary critic August Nemo has chosen the two most important and meaningful novels of Émile Zola which are Germinal and Therese Raquin. Émile Zolawas a French novelist, playwright, journalist, the best-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism, and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism. Zola was nominated for the first and second Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901 and 1902. Novels selected for this book: - Germinal -Therese Raquin This is one of many books in the seriesEssential Novelists. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the authors.

Dictionary of World Biography

Author: Barry Jones

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 1760464678

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1000

View: 2800


Jones, Barry Owen (1932– ). Australian politician, writer and lawyer, born in Geelong. Educated at Melbourne University, he was a public servant, high school teacher, television and radio performer, university lecturer and lawyer before serving as a Labor MP in the Victorian Parliament 1972–77 and the Australian House of Representatives 1977–98. He took a leading role in reviving the Australian film industry, abolishing the death penalty in Australia, and was the first politician to raise public awareness of global warming, the ‘post-industrial’ society, the IT revolution, biotechnology, the rise of ‘the Third Age’ and the need to preserve Antarctica as a wilderness. In the Hawke Government, he was Minister for Science 1983–90, Prices and Consumer Affairs 1987, Small Business 1987–90 and Customs 1988–90. He became a member of the Executive Board of UNESCO, Paris 1991–95 and National President of the Australian Labor Party 1992–2000, 2005–06. He was Deputy Chairman of the Constitutional Convention 1998. His books include Decades of Decision 1860– (1965), Joseph II (1968), Age of Apocalypse (1975), and he edited The Penalty is Death (1968). Sleepers, Wake!: Technology and the Future of Work was published by Oxford University Press in 1982, became a bestseller and has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Swedish and braille. The fourth edition was published in 1995. Knowledge Courage Leadership, a collection of speeches and essays, appeared in 2016. He received a DSc for his services to science in 1988 and a DLitt in 1993 for his work on information theory. Elected FTSE (1992), FAHA (1993), FAA (1996) and FASSA (2003), he is the only person to have become a Fellow of four of Australia’s five learned Academies. Awarded an AO in 1993, named as one of Australia’s 100 ‘living national treasures’ in 1997, he was elected a Visiting Fellow Commoner of Trinity College, Cambridge in 1999. His autobiography, A Thinking Reed, was published in 2006 and The Shock of Recognition, about music and literature, in 2016. In 2014 he received an AC for services ‘as a leading intellectual in Australian public life’. What Is to Be Done was published by Scribe in 2020.

The Complete works of Emile Zola

Author: emile Zola

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 5210

View: 3820


A longish volume of translations of all works of French novelist, playwright, journalist, the best-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism, and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism - Emile Zola.

Emile Zola's Ark

Author: Nancy Molavi

Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers

ISBN: 1528942876

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

View: 4920


Émile Zola (1840-1902), prominent leader of French Naturalism in novels and drama, was also an environmentalist, way ahead of his time. He had a great love and respect for animals of all kinds and shapes. Throughout this book, you will discover his love from the smallest creatures: ants, spiders, bugs and frogs, bats and rats, all the way to birds, rabbits, cats, dogs, donkeys, cows and bulls, horses, and even zoo lions. The stories, which are partly fictional but mostly realistic, clearly show his love of and admiration for most animals. In the process of telling them, he inter-mingled some humorous episodes. Who wouldn't laugh at the description of Gédéon, his donkey, getting drunk after savoring a bucket of red wine and raising havoc in his stable? And who wouldn't cry at the death of a dear pet? The stories in this book have been gathered after reading his complete works (fifteen volumes of more than 18,000 pages of Émile Zola: Oeuvres Complètes, edited by Henri Mitterand, the most eminent scholar of Zola's works, professor emeritus at the Sorbonne in Paris and at Columbia University in New York City, in the 'Cercle du Livre Précieux' edition).

Masters of Prose - Émile Zola

Author: Émile Zola

Publisher: Tacet Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1423

View: 364


Welcome to the Masters of Prose book series, a selection of the best works by noteworthy authors. Literary critic August Nemo selects the most important writings of each author. A selection based on the author's novels, short stories, letters, essays and biographical texts. Thus providing the reader with an overview of the author's life and work. This edition is dedicated to the French writer Émile Zola, the best-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism, and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism. He was a major figure in the political liberalization of France and in the exoneration of the falsely accused and convicted army officer Alfred Dreyfus, which is encapsulated in the renowned newspaper headline J'Accuse…! Zola was nominated for the first and second Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901 and 1902. This book contains the following writings: Novels: Germinal; The Downfall; Therese Raquin. Short Stories: The Attack on the Mill; Captain Burle; The Miller’s Daughter; Jean Gourdon's Four Days; The Fete At Coqueville; The Flood; Death of Olivier Becaille; Nana; The Fortune of the Rougons. Essays: J'Accuse...! If you appreciate good literature, be sure to check out the other Tacet Books titles!