Emile Zola

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recently discovered this. i have but haven't read Germinal and was looking up the book that the film Human Desire was based on (bete humaine) and, hey ho, here's a set of 20 books and i do love a list.

Oxford World Classics has translated all of them recently, surprisingly the first full translation since 18xx, which was half-arsed by all accounts. penguin has 8 or so of them, much cheaper. but they are all 600+ pages. i should read the one i already have, see how it goes.

koogs, Sunday, 22 October 2023 12:19 (four months ago) link

my favourite writer!

I attempted to blog my way through Les Rougon-Macquart a while back, here's the ones I got through


#1 – La Fortune des Rougon (1871)

#2 – La Curée (1871-2)

#3 – Le Ventre de Paris (1873)

#4 – La Conquête de Plassans (1874)

#5 – La Faute de l’abbé Mouret (1875)

the world is your octopus (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 22 October 2023 12:45 (four months ago) link

fuck off gareth

the world is your octopus (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 22 October 2023 12:52 (four months ago) link

i think you might have more choice of translation now


https://www.penguin.co.uk/search-results?tab=books&q=Emile-Zola&x9=author&q9=Emile-Zola 7 here

koogs, Sunday, 22 October 2023 16:03 (four months ago) link

Haven't read his books, but was recently impressed by his heroic part in the Dreyfus Affair, which may have cost him his life---see epic wiki article on the Affair.

dow, Monday, 23 October 2023 00:12 (four months ago) link

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