Emile Zola (1840-1902) was the leading figure in the French school of naturalistic fiction. His principal work, Les Rougon-Macquart, is a panorama of mid-19th century French life, in a cycle of 20 novels which Zola wrote over a period of 22 years.
Robin Buss is a writer and translator who works for the"Independent on Sunday" and as television critic for The Times Educational Supplement. He studied at the University of Paris, where he took a degree and a doctorate in French literature. He is part-author of the article 'French Literature' in Encyclopaedia Britannica and has published critical studies of works by Vigny and Cocteau, and three books on European cinema, The French Through Their Films (1988), Italian Films (1989) and French Film Noir (1994). He has also translated a number of volumes for Penguin Classics."
Emile Zola was born in 1840 and died in 1902.
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Relentlessly vulgar in its portrayal of French life Oct 3, 1998
Mark Twain mentioned this book in a collection of shorts and random musings. He characterized it as a work that would not stand translation into english with out the extensive use of blanks. That interested me.