Tag Archive: germinal

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

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