Earth Only the earth is immortale earth we love enough to commit murder for her Zola s novel of peasant life the fifteenth in the Rougon Macquart series is generally regarded as one of his finest achievem

  • Title: Earth
  • Author: Émile Zola Brian Nelson Julie Rose
  • ISBN: 9780199677870
  • Page: 239
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  • Only the earth is immortale earth we love enough to commit murder for her Zola s novel of peasant life, the fifteenth in the Rougon Macquart series, is generally regarded as one of his finest achievements, comparable to Germinal and L Assommoir Set in a village in the Beauce, in northern France, it depicts the harshness of the peasants world and their visceral at Only the earth is immortale earth we love enough to commit murder for her Zola s novel of peasant life, the fifteenth in the Rougon Macquart series, is generally regarded as one of his finest achievements, comparable to Germinal and L Assommoir Set in a village in the Beauce, in northern France, it depicts the harshness of the peasants world and their visceral attachment to the land Jean Macquart, a veteran of the battle of Solferino and now an itinerant farm labourer, is drawn into the affairs of the Fouan family when he starts courting young Francoise He becomes involved in a bitter dispute over the property of Papa Fouan when the old man divides his land between his three children Resentment turns to greed and violence in a Darwinian battle for supremacy Zola s unflinching depiction of the savagery of peasant life shocked his readers, and led to attacks on Naturalism s literary agenda This new translation captures the novel s blend of brutality and lyricism in its evocation of the inexorable cycle of the natural world ABOUT THE SERIES For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up to date bibliographies for further study, and much .

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      mile Fran ois Zola was an influential French novelist, the most important example of the literary school of naturalism, and a major figure in the political liberalization of France.More than half of Zola s novels were part of a set of 20 books collectively known as Les Rougon Macquart Unlike Balzac who in the midst of his literary career resynthesized his work into La Com die Humaine, Zola from the start at the age of 28 had thought of the complete layout of the series Set in France s Second Empire, the series traces the environmental influences of violence, alcohol and prostitution which became prevalent during the second wave of the Industrial Revolution The series examines two branches of a family the respectable that is, legitimate Rougons and the disreputable illegitimate Macquarts for five generations.As he described his plans for the series, I want to portray, at the outset of a century of liberty and truth, a family that cannot restrain itself in its rush to possess all the good things that progress is making available and is derailed by its own momentum, the fatal convulsions that accompany the birth of a new world Although Zola and C zanne were friends from childhood, they broke in later life over Zola s fictionalized depiction of C zanne and the Bohemian life of painters in his novel L uvre The Masterpiece, 1886.From 1877 with the publication of l Assommoir, mile Zola became wealthy, he was better paid than Victor Hugo, for example He became a figurehead among the literary bourgeoisie and organized cultural dinners with Guy de Maupassant, Joris Karl Huysmans and other writers at his luxurious villa in Medan near Paris after 1880 Germinal in 1885, then the three cities , Lourdes in 1894, Rome in 1896 and Paris in 1897, established Zola as a successful author.The self proclaimed leader of French naturalism, Zola s works inspired operas such as those of Gustave Charpentier, notably Louise in the 1890s His works, inspired by the concepts of heredity Claude Bernard , social manichaeism and idealistic socialism, resonate with those of Nadar, Manet and subsequently Flaubert.



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    1. I love Zola. Despite his reputation as a deterministic naturalist, I find his books filled with a great zest for life in all its wonderful grubbiness. He's like Hardy with all the good parts put back in. His peasants fight, fuck and fart with great abandon (nearly an entire chapter is given over to one character's flatulence in its many permutations), and if many of them come to bad ends, or endure great hardships, well, who among us comes to a good end? It's all part of the human comedy for him [...]

    2. cool book if you want to learn the secret to being a french peasant like don't touch yourself "down there" if you're a girl because it makes your hair fall off and boys don't like a smooth pelvis. and the way to cure flatulence is to leave a glass of water out over night so it absorbs moon power, which will get rid of your flatulence. haha, oh yeah, you also struggle against social and economic forces you have no control over and you die alone and hated, alienated from your family and the earth [...]

    3. Fransız İhtilalinden sonra toprak sahibi olan burjuvaların ve onların gölgesinde yaşayan köylülerin hikayesi. Beni kitapta en çok etkileyen şey toprak meseleleri değil Palmyre denen kadın ve sakat kardeşinin öyküsü oldu. Korkunç ve bir o kadar da insana özgü. Kâbus gibi bir hayat beni çok sarstı

    4. Yaşadığı zaman için bir hayli cesaret gerektiren bir yapıt. Ayyaş Jesus Christ ve onun toprak için birbirlerini boğazlayan ailesinin hikayesi. Aslında toprağa bağımlı olan yozlaşmış ve bağnaz köylülerin genel hikayesi de diyebiliriz

    5. Wow! Written in 1887 this is pretty powerful stuff for its time. Even now it seems quite extreme. Of the Rougoun-Macquart books that I've read so far, I would say that only Ladies in Paradise has a 'happy ending'. Now, I quite like grim books but The Earth is really quite brutal - a truly 'warts and all' description of the French peasantry in the later half of the nineteenth century and can in no way be considered a 'feel good' book. It does however have some light-hearted moments but these don' [...]

    6. I have a number of rambling thoughts on this. Zola seemingly threw himself into this and left few stones unturned! As the title suggests, all revolves on La Terre, the Earth. The soil will remain beyond the bounds of time; as individuals, we are but temporary husbands of it. These peasants, these husbands of the soil, are a passionate people. From the beginning we know their passion for the soil runs deep and has lasted for generations. Zola does not restrict their passions to the soil. While ne [...]

    7. Zola, Emile. THE EARTH. (1887). ****. You will generally be pleased after pretty much any of the novels written by this most sanguine of French writers. The number of his novels available in English translation is fairly limited and I was happy to find this one. Turns out that this is the fifteenth novel in his Rougon-Macquart series. It is set in a rural area in the north of France and is part of the series since it includes Jean Macquart, a character featured in other novels of the series. It [...]

    8. I read the free Kindle version from (translated as 'The Soil'). It had been scanned in and none of the scanning mistakes had been corrected, so at times you had to guess what a word was! But, hey, it was free!It was subtitled 'a realistic novel' - which would have offended most country folk at the time since in one small village we find murder, incest, sexual harrassment, rape of a pregnant woman, abortion, someone burning their father alive, self-mutilation to avoid conscription, and a wonderf [...]

    9. pas lu ce roman dont le texte sur la couverture me parait invitant. un fecondement, et un enfantement riche, heureux ou malheureux, un acte mythique, une lutte, ou un duel depuis les temps immemoriaux, avec cela, une faute ou une erreur dans le duel des classes ou individus

    10. Как известно, Золя в этой своей огромной серии не смог не охватить все слои французского общества, все, не побоюсь этого слова, классы. И вот здесь речь идёт о крестьянах - со всей натуралистической простотой.Земля предстаёт не только, как материальная ценность, а как ужасно [...]

    11. أعتقد بالنسبة لوقتها (القرن ال19) الرواية حلوة فعلاً و قريتها بسرعة رغم إن فيها أجزاء مملة مش قليلة.Spoiler Alert!جملة " و لم يبق حاضراً سوى بوتو بوتو الذي تحبه على الرغم من قسوته تحبه" من أكتر الحاجات اللي نرفزتني في نهاية الرواية بأمانة شديدة يعني خصوصاً الوقت اللي اتقالت فيه.

    12. Zola, I really really like you. Of every topic you have something interesting to say. Furthermore, even if at a first glance your books have very long descriptions, non of them is by no means purposeless, there's always something behind it, and it's great to be reading and thinking. This time it's about the country, which had been long idealised by the 'romantics'. But Zola is not like that, as with his other novels, he did a great deal of investigation on how was life for a peasant/small farmer [...]

    13. This is a very old book. The book mainly talks about the earth. A land owner decides to divide his land among his children so that they can be able to work it and pay him a fee each. The children however, have other thoughts with the land. Instead of working the land as agreed, they decide to put it into different use. This aggrieves their father who was hoping that the children would value the property as he did, but despite the confrontations and fights between them, the matter is never settle [...]

    14. Amazing. Considered by some as one of the most powerful novels of the 19th century(- M. Crossland) and is the type of book that stays with you long after you read it. The story takes place among peasant farmers, and you feel immersed in the lifestyle. Although the story takes place in the 1800's, the people could be living in any ghetto or trailer park today. The characters are very real and the story is unforgettable. This is a timeless story of human nature, and for all the times it was banned [...]

    15. And here I thought Mr. Faulkner was top dog of giving the world lurid stories of agrarian family incest and domestic chaos. A complete novel really - gritty descriptions, shocking behavior, fall out of your chair flatulence humor, primitive birth control methods, rumors of non existent pubic hair growth, political struggle, and a happy-go-lucky, drunken donkey. I ask you - what more do you want?

    16. Depressing depiction of French life in the provinces during the last half of the 19th century. As was fashionable for French authors of the time, Zola tends towards the risque, and in this novel concentrates almost entirely on the dissolute behavior of his characters. People are driven to mayhem and murder to acquire and protect even the merest scrap of land. But to what end? Bleak.

    17. "Pământul nu se amestecă în certurile noastre de insecte furioase". "Pământul" lui Zola este corespondentul franțuzesc al lui "Ion". Doar că Rebreanu îmi pare mai iscusit decât cinicul "naturalist" francez, care face din țăranul franțuz o ființă nedemnă și cam atât. Cât cântărește omul care calcă pământul? E aproape imponderabil, după Zola

    18. Limite 1,5J'ai DÉTESTÉ ces personnages vraiment Il paraît que c'est le préféré de Zola. Mettons qu'on n'a pas les mêmes goûts.

    19. This is one of the weaker volumes in Les Rougon-Macquart and, oddly, Zola's personal favorite. I'd place it somewhere in the middle tier of these novels, for while the narrative can become pretty tedious and the story bone-thin, it's the striking nature of the characters and their often grim and psychotic machinations that keep the novel worth reading. Forget any assocation with the other novels, they're tenuous at best. Zola had soured on the ideas of inheritance of psychological traits by this [...]

    20. I started reading Émile Zola's naturalist novels back in 7th grade. Germinal was on the list of books we were to read for independent study (as part of the English seminar class). I devoured the book in one night (one of those rare times where I will stay up to read a book to completion). That year I read every single book my local library had of Zola's.It's now been about 20 years but I still remember those books with fondness. When a BookCrossing friend of mine offered up The Earth as a book [...]

    21. It's been a while since I read this, but the feeling of the novel has stuck with me for years and deserves at least an attempt at a review. A dark one, that's for sure. I wasn't sure at the time why I was reading it - there was obviously going to be no happy parts - and yet I was compelled to go on. Zola gets down to some really ugly and gritty facts about humanity. I got the feeling that this was what life truly was like for a lot of people back then, and although it was awful, I wanted to look [...]

    22. I've never read Zola before because he was described as a naturalist who tried to bring science to the novel. I was really surprised to find Zola was nothing like I expected. Though Zola is a naturalist, this book comes across as a precursor to magic realism. There's a chapter on one character's farts that really seems more like magic realism than naturalism. Another chapter has a cow giving birth at the same time a women is giving birth. Most of the characters are more interested in the health [...]

    23. Pretty different take on the countryside than La Faute Similarities include beasty sex, the enduringness of green, the poverty of the church. This one's more about the people: a wider scope of catching the automatons at work and at play.I guess the cruelty and small-mindedness of the peasants got tiring after a while. It seems like a fairly easy book for Z to put together. But a fairly wide variety of rural 'types' sketched out.I like that it doesn't just end with everybody starving, which would [...]

    24. This is a nasty and sexually crude description of life amongst the peasantry of rural France during the second half of the nineteenth century. Simone de Beauvoir remarked on just how revolting it is in places. In other words, in La Terre, the foul minded Zola is at the top of his game. La Terre is one of the great masterpieces of the naturalist school that every reader should be familiar with but not obliged to overly familiar with. Reading this book is one of the painful duties that anyone will [...]

    25. Wow, that is all I can say. Zola is an amazing author. I know this was a work of fiction, I wonder if the French peasants all lived their life without love of mankind or was it just this fictional family that had me reading non-stop despite their strange lifestyles, so different from the poor folk in England in that era of the late 1800's. I will read more Zola for sure, but not next.

    26. I read this as a student when I was working out of doors painting, using what was around me - everything as natural based as I could, and when I read this it was stunning to me - he really did write something organic, of the earth, living, but in human term. I was experiencing nature in all its ugly rawness at the time and this book really did connect with me.

    27. Looking for new stuff to read over my summer (northern hemisphere's winter) and am severely lacking in inspiration and ideas. So may as well check out even more Zola. He can't really disappoint.

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