Tag Archive: Emile Zola

Zola vs Knausgaard – Round 4

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  Hello everyone! Leeeeeett’s get ready to ruuuuummmmmbbbbleee! I am now reading Boyhood Island, so all Karl’s trials in this volume are from his childhood. I am also still reading Germinal, as I… Continue reading

Knausgaard Vs Zola – Round 3

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Germinal has started making my comparison complicated, as now we are no longer just with miners, with lungs full of coal dust, hump-backed children and pit ponies, we are also popping in on… Continue reading

Knausgaard Vs Zola – Round 2

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*I am comparing the lives of the characters in Zola’s ‘Germinal’ with how things go for Karl Ove Kausgaard in the second book of the ‘My Struggle’ series, simply because I am reading… Continue reading

Zola vs Knausgaard – Round 1

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I am reading Karl Ove Knausgaard’s ‘ A Man in Love’ in tandem with Emile Zola’s ‘Germinal’, to see who is suffering the most. So far in ‘Germinal’, the main character Étienne Lantier… Continue reading

‘Get the women… and you’ll sell the world!’

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I’ve spent the past month reading about mid 19th century Paris for an article I’ve been writing, and apart from the utter fear of submitting a piece for publication in the proper grown… Continue reading

A new year of reading (and book purchasing!)

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I don’t make new year’s resolutions (I’m not overly-burdened with resolve), but I do like new year plans, and really get into that whole thing, as I’m a sucker for novelty and anything… Continue reading

Zola. If anyone knew how to combine lust and public transport, it was him.

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La Bête Humaine is a very readable classic. It has an actual plot and everything. Adultery and murder ahoy! It also has a lot to do with trains, their engineering, maintaining, driving, and… Continue reading