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The author of the book: Émile Zola
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 25.44 MB
Edition: Livre de Poche
Date of issue: September 21st 1971
ISBN: 2253005622
ISBN 13: 9782253005629

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C’est dans les Halles centrales de Paris récemment construites par Baltard que Zola situe le troisième épisode des Rougon-Macquart. Après « la course aux millions » décrite dans La Curée, ce sera la fête breughelienne du Ventre de Paris, tourbillonnante et bigarrée, ses amoncellements de victuailles, ses flamboiements de couleurs, ses odeurs puissantes de fermes, de jardins et de marées.

Florent, arrêté par erreur après le coup d’Etat du 2 décembre 1851, s’est évadé du bagne de Cayenne au bout de sept ans d’épreuves. Il retrouve à Paris son demi-frère qui, marié à la belle Lisa Macquart, fait prospérer l’opulente charcuterie Quenu Gradelle. Mais la place de Florent est-elle à leurs côtés ? A-t-il renoncé à ses rêves de justice ? Car si l’Empire a su procurer au « ventre boutiquier, au ventre de l’honnête moyenne… le consentement large et solide de la bête broyant le foin au râtelier », il n’a guère contenté les affamés. Et la grande kermesse flamande va réveiller bientôt l’éternel affrontement des Maigres et des Gras.

Nulle part peut-être, mieux que dans Le Ventre de Paris, n’éclate ce don épique qui s’appuie sur le réel pour le déborder bientôt et le transfigurer dans une lumière nouvelle. […] Pour la première fois ici, un écrivain a discerné et pris en charge la beauté du paysage urbain moderne. Balzac l’avait pressentie, Baudelaire l’avait exaltée, mais c’est Émile Zola qui en a compris la vraie force et qui, avant tout autre, l’a placée au cœur d’un univers romanesque, lui donnant enfin ses lettres de noblesse littéraire.

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Ebook Le Ventre de Paris read Online! Émile François 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 Comédie 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 more 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 Cézanne were friends from childhood, they broke in later life over Zola's fictionalized depiction of Cézanne and the Bohemian life of painters in his novel L'Œuvre (The Masterpiece, 1886).

From 1877 with the publication of l'Assommoir, Émile 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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