Brian Nelson is an Emeritus Professor of French Studies and Translation at Monash University, Melbourne. He is the author or editor of twelve books on aspects of modern French and European culture, including The Cambridge Companion to Emile Zola, and he has translated four other Zola novels for the Oxford World's Classics series. "
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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.