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Author: Emile Zola
Publisher: La Gibecière à Mots
ISBN: 2374631958
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Nana by Emile Zola

Original Title: Nana

Emile Zola (1840-1902) "A neuf heures, la salle du théâtre des Variétés était encore vide. Quelques personnes, au balcon et à l’orchestre, attendaient, perdues parmi les fauteuils de velours grenat, dans le petit jour du lustre à demi-feux. Une ombre noyait la grande tache rouge du rideau ; et pas un bruit ne venait de la scène, la rampe éteinte, les pupitres des musiciens débandés. En haut seulement, à la troisième galerie, autour de la rotonde du plafond où des femmes et des enfants nus prenaient leur volée dans un ciel verdi par le gaz, des appels et des rires sortaient d’un brouhaha continu de voix, des têtes coiffées de bonnets et de casquettes s’étageaient sous les larges baies rondes, encadrées d’or. Par moments, une ouvreuse se montrait, affairée, des coupons à la main, poussant devant elle un monsieur et une dame qui s’asseyaient, l’homme en habit, la femme mince et cambrée, promenant un lent regard." L'histoire commence en 1868. Nana, la fille de Gervaise Lantier (personnage principal de "L'assommoir"), fait ses débuts en tant qu'actrice au Théâtre des Variétés, dans le rôle de Vénus : début remarqué par le Tout-Paris, non pour ses compétences artistiques mais pour son costume très déshabillé et ses déhanchements... Grâce à cette interprétation de Vénus, Nana devient une courtisane en vue pour laquelle certains se suicideront, voleront... "Nana" est le neuvième roman de la série des Rougon-Macquart.

French Twentieth Bibliography

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Author: Douglas W. Alden
Publisher: Susquehanna University Press
ISBN: 9780945636410
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French Twentieth Bibliography by Douglas W. Alden

Original Title: French Twentieth Bibliography

This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliography represents the scholarly activities and publications of these fields as completely.

American Stories

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Author: Helene Barbara Weinberg
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 1588393364
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American Stories by Helene Barbara Weinberg

Original Title: American Stories

Presents nearly two hundred extraordinary pictures that tell stories of ordinary people engaged in commonplace tasks and pleasures. The first overview of the subject in thirty-five years, this richly illustrated volume features masterpieces by John Singleton Copley, Charles Willson Peale, William Sidney Mount, George Caleb Bingham, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, John Sloan, and George Bellows, as well as notable examples by some of their key colleagues. These artists captured the temperament of their respective eras, describing and defining in their best works the character of Americans as individuals, citizens, and members of ever-widening communities from the decade before the Revolution to the eve of World War I. The authors--all distinguished curators and scholars--look at how painters told stories through their selections of settings, players, action, and various narrative devices. They also consider the artists' responses to foreign prototypes, travel and training, changing exhibition venues, and audience expectations. The persistence of certain themes--childhood, marriage, the family, and the community; the attainment and reinforcement of citizenship; attitudes toward race; the frontier as reality and myth; and the process and meaning of making art--underscores evolving styles and standards of storytelling. Divided into four chronological sections, the book begins with the years surrounding the American Revolution and the birth of the new republic, when painters such as Copley, Peale, and Samuel F. B. Morse incorporated stories within the expressive bounds of portraiture. During the Jacksonian and pre-Civil War decades from about 1830 to 1860, Mount, Bingham, Lilly Martin Spencer, and others painted genre scenes featuring lighthearted narratives that growing audiences for art could easily read and understand. From 1860 to 1877, artists like Eastman Johnson, Homer, and Eakins responded to the Civil War and, going forward, encoded Reconstruction and the Centennial in pictures designed to help heal the nation's spirit. After the Centennial, Homer and Eakins--joined by colleagues who included William Merritt Chase, Sargent, Cassatt, Sloan, and Bellows--explored new subjects and narrative modes in the increasingly cosmopolitan age leading up to World War I. The result is a visually compelling account of the stories American artists chose to tell, how they told them, and how those stories have been read by observers over time.

Dances With Darwin 1875 1910

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Author: Rae Beth Gordon
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754652434
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Dances With Darwin 1875 1910 by Rae Beth Gordon

Original Title: Dances With Darwin 1875 1910

Examining the influence of Darwin's evolutionary theory on French thought, Rae Beth Gordon weaves the history of medical science, ethnology, and popular culture into an exploration of the cultural implications of gesture in dance performances in Parisian café-concerts and music-halls. She illuminates the blurring of racial lines in the representations of the primitive and of nervous pathology that informed dances like the Cake-Walk. These dances with Darwin, she contends, constituted an aesthetic of disorder long before Dada and Surrealism.

Homosexuality In French History And Culture

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Author: Jeffrey Merrick
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131799258X
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Homosexuality In French History And Culture by Jeffrey Merrick

Original Title: Homosexuality In French History And Culture

Deconstruct changing representations of homosexuality with this important new work of cultural criticism! Homosexuality in French History and Culture explores episodes, patterns, and images of same-sex attraction in France from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century, from the essays of Michel de Montaigne to pride parades in contemporary Paris. This groundbreaking book documents the ways homosexuality has been named, experienced, regulated, understood, and imagined. During these centuries, homosexuality has been stigmatized as a sin, crime, or disease, and denounced as a threat to social order and national identity. Yet the rhetoric of condemnation has always co-existed with the reality of toleration. This groundbreaking collection analyzes the ways in which persecutions, as well as differences within minority sexual subcultures, have highlighted stereotypes and anxieties about class and age differences, gendered roles, and separatism. Homosexuality in French History and Culture offers historical and literary studies based on a wide variety of sources, including: novels, plays, and poetry gossip and satires police reports medical texts travel literature newspapers and periodicals memoirs Homosexuality in French History and Culture combines fresh, creative re-interpretation of familiar texts with exciting new explorations of neglected historical episodes and cultures. It is a landmark of meticulous scholarship and rigorous theoretical analysis, and a vital resource for scholars of queer theory, French history and culture, and literary criticism.

Messiah Or Antichrist

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Author: Anthony John Evenhuis
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874136340
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Messiah Or Antichrist by Anthony John Evenhuis

Original Title: Messiah Or Antichrist

This new study is original in that, written by a person who is thoroughly familiar with the Judeo-Christian messianic tradition, it seeks to do justice to the strong religious thread that runs through all of Zola's work. In addition, Dr. Evenhuis's experience in the psychoanalytical approach to literature allows him to venture into intriguing speculations involving Zola's conscious or unconscious use of symbolism: the reader is invited to read between the lines of Zola's text in order to gain deeper insights into the author's inner world. Essentially, Messiah or Antichrist? examines the factors that may have induced Zola to embrace the messianic vision, and then systematically traces the rejection and eventual readopting of that myth in prose works that span a period of some forty years.

The Cambridge Companion To Zola

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Author: Brian Nelson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827278
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The Cambridge Companion To Zola by Brian Nelson

Original Title: The Cambridge Companion To Zola

Emile Zola is a towering literary figure of the nineteenth century. His main literary achievement was his twenty-volume novel cycle, Les Rougon-Macquart (1870–93). In this series he combines a novelist's skills with those of the investigative journalist to examine the social, sexual and moral landscape of the late nineteenth century in a way that scandalized bourgeois society. In 1898 Zola crowned his literary career with a political act, his famous open letter ('J'accuse...!') to the President of the French Republic in defence of Alfred Dreyfus. The essays in this volume offer readings of individual novels as well as analyses of Zola's originality, his representation of society, sexuality and gender, his relations with the painters of his time, his narrative art, and his role in the Dreyfus Affair. The Companion also includes a chronology, detailed summaries of all of Zola's novels, suggestions for further reading, and information about specialist resources.

Women Readers In French Painting 1870 890

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Author: Kathryn Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351536648
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Women Readers In French Painting 1870 890 by Kathryn Brown

Original Title: Women Readers In French Painting 1870 890

The first monograph to examine the depiction of reading women in French art of the early Third Republic, Women Readers in French Painting 1870-1890 evaluates the pictorial significance of this imagery, its critical reception, and its impact on notions of femininity and social relations. Covering a broad range of paintings, prints, and sculptures, this book shows how the liseuse was subjected to unprecedented levels of pictorial innovation by artists with widely differing aesthetic aims and styles. Depictions of readers are interpreted as contributions to changing notions of public and private life, female agency, and women's participation in cultural and political debates beyond the domestic household. This highly original book explores images of women readers from a range of social classes in both urban and rural settings. Such images are shown to have articulated concerns about the impact of female literacy on labour environments and family life while, in many cases, challenging conventions of gendered reading. Kathryn Brown also presents an alternative way of conceiving of modernity in relation to nineteenth-century art, a methodological departure from much recent art historical literature. Artists discussed range from Manet, Cassatt and Degas, to less familiar figures such as Lavieille, Carri?, Toulmouche and Tissot.

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