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Author Walker, Philip

Title 'Germinal' and Zola's Philosophical and Religious Thought
Published Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1984


Description 1 online resource (169 pages)
Contents GERMINAL AND ZOLA'S PHILOSOPHICAL AND RELIGIOUS THOUGHT; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; Preface; 1. The Factualistic, Positivistic Basis; 2. The Black Poem; 3. Pan; 4. The Geological Gospel; 5. Romantic Humanitarianism; 6. Life Continuing and Recommencing; 7. An Unprecedented Anarchy -- Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
Summary Zola's masterpiece of working life, Germinal (1885), exposes the inhuman conditions of miners in northern France in the 1860s. By Zola's death in 1902 it had come to symbolize the call for freedom from oppression so forcefully that the crowd which gathered at his State funeral chanted "Germinal! Germinal!"While it is a dramatic novel of working life and everyday relationships, Germinal is also a complex novel of ideas, given fresh vigor and power in this new translation. It is also the thirteenth book in the Rougon-Macquart cycle, which celebrates its centenary in October 1993 with a new film
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Subject Zola, Émile, 1840-1902. Germinal.
Zola, Émile, 1840-1902 -- Philosophy
Zola, Émile, 1840-1902 -- Religion
Zola, Émile, 1840-1902
SUBJECT Germinal (Zola, Émile) fast
Subject Philosophy in literature.
Religious thought -- France -- 19th century
Philosophy in literature
Religious thought
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789027279972