Contes et nouvelles (1864-1874) : Tome 1 by Émile Zola

By Émile Zola

Zola conteur et nouvelliste ? l. a. réponse a de quoi surprendre: on forget about le plus souvent que l'auteur des Rougon-Macquart, tout au lengthy de sa carrière, s'est adonné à l'écriture de récits brefs aux tonalités variées. Ce quantity rassemble près de trente textes rédigés pendant ses jeunes années de bohème et de journalisme. A leur lecture, c'est un Zola méconnu qui surgit soudain : fantaisiste, lorsqu'il met en scène l'errance dans Paris d'un lion et d'une hyène échappés du zoo (Une cage de bêtes féroces) ou lorsqu'il raconte l'histoire d'un homme qui décide, un beau matin, de faire trade de femmes laides (Les Repoussoirs), mais aussi promeneur inspiré et satiriste engagé... Qu'on ne s'y trompe pas : le romancier est déjà là tout entier. Qu'il croque le bourgeois (Villégiature) ou parodie l'engouement du public pour le roman populaire (Les Disparitions mystérieuses), qu'il s'indigne de l. a. misère (Le Chômage) ou raille los angeles montée en puissance de l. a. publicité (Une victime de l. a. réclame), le tempérament éclate à toutes les pages. Par los angeles richesse de leur suggestion, ces petits chefs-d'œuvre révèlent un auteur plus insaisissable et naturel que ne le laissent supposer les professions de foi naturalistes.

Show description

Read Online or Download Contes et nouvelles (1864-1874) : Tome 1 PDF

Best literary classics books

The Touchstone

Glennard had by no means suggestion himself a hero; yet he were sure that he used to be incapable of baseness.

The tale of a tender guy who scorns the affection of a tortured novelist, purely to have her phrases get back to hang-out him from the lifeless, The Touchstone indicates off the talents Wharton grew to become well-known for in novels akin to Ethan Frome and condo of Mirth, relatively her piercing and scrumptious expertise for satiric commentary. yet regardless of its masterly keep watch over, this startlingly glossy story can be a simmering, insurgent cri de coeur unleashed by means of a author who was once herself unappreciated in her personal time. the combo of those attributes make this edgy novella a relocating and suspenseful homage to the facility of literature itself.

The paintings of The Novella Series

Too brief to be a unique, too lengthy to be a brief tale, the novella is mostly unrecognized through lecturers and publishers. still, it's a shape loved and practiced through literature's maximum writers. within the paintings Of The Novella sequence, Melville condo celebrates this renegade artwork shape and its practitioners with titles which are, normally, awarded in e-book shape for the 1st time.

About the Author

Edith Wharton was once born Edith Newbold Jones in 1862 in manhattan urban, right into a socially fashionable family members whose wealth got here from genuine property holdings. She used to be discouraged from an curiosity in writing by way of her mom, who forbid her examining modern literature. yet in 1878, a kin buddy handed alongside a few of her poems to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who championed them for book. She went directly to preserve an strange measure of independence regardless of marrying Edward Wharton, whom she divorced 30 years later. In 1921, she grew to become the 1st lady to win the Pulitzer Prize (for her novel The Age of Innocence). Wharton died in France in 1937.

Beowulf

Beowulf is the earliest surviving poem in previous English. even though the authorship is nameless it's believed to were written sooner than the tenth century advert. the single extant ecu manuscript of the Beowulf textual content is put at round 1010. The epic tells the story of the Scandinavian hero Beowulf as he struggles opposed to 3 adversaries; the monster Grendel, Grendel's mom and an unnamed dragon.

Goodbye to Berlin (Berlin Stories Series, Book 2)

Put up yr notice: First released in 1934
------------------------

First released in 1934, so long to Berlin has been popularized on degree and display via Julie Harris in i'm a digital camera and Liza Minelli in Cabaret. Isherwood magnificently captures 1931 Berlin: captivating, with its avenues and cafés; marvelously gruesome, with its nightlife and dreamers; harmful, with its vice and intrigue; strong and seedy, with its mobs and millionaires — this was once the interval whilst Hitler used to be starting his flow to energy.

Goodbye to Berlin is inhabited by means of a wealth of characters: the unforgettable and ;divinely decadent”Sally Bowles; plump Fraülein Schroeder, who considers lowering her Büsteto relieve her middle palpitations; Peter and Otto, a homosexual couple suffering to return to phrases with their courting; and the celebrated and doomed Jewish kin, the Landauers.

El Paraíso de las Damas

A los veinte años, huérfana y con dos hermanos a cuestas, Denise llega a París dispuesta a trabajar en los angeles pañería de su tío Baudu. Pero corren tiempos difíciles, el pequeño comercio está en predicament y el nuevo gigante de los grandes almacenes amenaza con acabar con él.

Extra info for Contes et nouvelles (1864-1874) : Tome 1

Example text

Preceding the readings are substantial suppers accompanied by plenty of alcohol. After each member reads his original 舠brief prose tale舡 (a hit at some best-selling author舗s typical theme and form), critiques follow. Poe once wrote that these critical interchanges were meant to enliven comedy in the project: Voiced by pretentious would-be authors, each tale is delivered by a first-person narrator, a caricature of an actual popular author represented. Because the author-reader of the worst tale hosts the next meeting, and because one of the group has his works successively targeted, someone in the group eventually becomes enraged, flees to a publisher with the manuscripts, and hurries them into print as an expose, for revenge.

Many misunderstandings concerning Poe舗s poems need correcting. Among them is the notion that 舠The Sleeper舡 (titled 舠Irene舡 when it originally appeared in the 1831 Poems) is grotesque, and that it may betray a necrophiliac strain in Poe himself. The poem has continued as a popular standard selection in anthologies, and it is neither insignificant nor revolting. Rather than betraying any personal emotions or proclivities of its author, 舠The Sleeper舡 treats a situation more commonplace in Poe舗s era than in our own and is accompanied by the subtle unfolding of a bereaved lover舗s psychology.

Canadian bor der is formalized. Mary Shelley publishes Frankenstein. 1819Following the collapse of the London tobacco market, John Allan舗s London business closes under the strain of unpaid debts. S. Savannah becomes the first steam-powered ship to cross the Atlantic. Walt Whitman and Herman Melville are born. Walter Scott publishes Ivanhoe. 1820The Allans return to America, arriving in New York in July be fore continuing on to Richmond. 1821Edgar enrolls in the school of Joseph H. Clarke. He begins writing poetry, composing one of his earliest surviving poems, 舠O, Tempora!

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.94 of 5 – based on 26 votes