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Nelson, Brian 1946-

Works: 37 works in 213 publications in 3 languages and 7,173 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Satire  Bibliography  Drama  Novels  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director, Contributor
Classifications: PQ2521, 843.8
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Most widely held works by Brian Nelson
The ladies' paradise by Émile Zola( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleventh book in the author's Rougon-Macquart cycle
Zola and the bourgeoisie : a study of themes and techniques in les Rougon-Macquart by Brian Nelson( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over een belangrijk werk van de Franse schrijver (1840-1902)
The Cambridge companion to Zola by Brian Nelson( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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). These newly commissioned essays 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
Restless house by Émile Zola( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Systematically exposing the contradictions that pervade bourgeois life, Zola reveals a multitude of adulteries and betrayals, a veritable 'melting pot' of moral and sexual degeneracy. This new translation captures the robustness of Zola's language and restores the omissions of earlier abridged versions
The Cambridge introduction to French literature by Brian Nelson( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this highly accessible introduction, Brian Nelson provides an overview of French literature - its themes and forms, traditions and transformations - from the Middle Ages to the present. Major writers, including Francophone authors writing from areas other than France, are discussed chronologically in the context of their times, to provide a sense of the development of the French literary tradition and the strengths of the most influential writers within it. Nelson offers close readings of exemplary passages from key works, presented in the original French and with an English translation. The exploration of the work of important writers, including Villon, Racine, Molière, Voltaire, Balzac, Flaubert, Zola, Proust, Sartre and Beckett, highlights the richness and diversity of French literature."
The belly of Paris by Émile Zola( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unjustly deported to Devil's Island following Louis-Napoleon's coup-d'etat in December 1851, Florent Quenu escapes and returns to Paris. He finds the city changed beyond recognition. The old Marche des Innocents has been knocked down as part of Haussmann's grand programme of urban reconstruction to make way for Les Halles, the spectacular new food markets. Disgusted by a bourgeois society whose devotion to food is inseparable from its devotion to the Government, Florent attempts an insurrection. -- Back cover
Naturalism in the European novel : new critical perspectives by Brent Nelson( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The kill by Émile Zola( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Kill (La Curee) is the second volume in Zola's great cycle of twenty novels, Les Rougon-Macquart, and the first to establish Paris - the capital of modernity - as the centre of Zola's narrative world. Conceived as a representation of the uncontrollable 'appetites' unleashed by the Second Empire (1852-70) and the transformation of the city by Baron Haussmann, the novel combines into a single, powerful vision the twin themes of lust for money and lust for pleasure. The all-pervading promiscuity of the new Paris is reflected in the dissolute and frenetic lives of an unscrupulous property speculator, Saccard, his neurotic wife Renee, and her dandified lover, Saccard's son Maxime."--Jacket
The Idea of Europe : problems of national and transnational identity by Brian Nelson( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Chinese and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The European Community in the 1990s : economics, politics, defense( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Blanchot : literature, criticism, philosophy( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Émile Zola : a selective analytical bibliography by Brian Nelson( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practising theory : Pierre Bourdieu and the field of cultural production( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this collection in honour of Pierre Bourdieu gather loosely under the rubric of 'cultural production' and around three central themes: the philosophy of art and symbolic forms, the function of critical intellectuals, and the concept of habitus. While recognising the signal contribution of Bourdieu to sociological analyses of the functioning of the cultural field, each contribution nevertheless engages critically with aspects of the French thinker's work that have generated controversy."--Jacket
Telling performances : essays on gender, narrative, and performance( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fortune of the Rougons by Émile Zola( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He thought he could see, in a flash, the future of the Rougon-Macquart family, a pack of wild satiated appetites in the midst of a blaze of gold and blood.'Set in the fictitious Provençal town of Plassans, The Fortune of the Rougons tells the story of Silvère and Miette, two idealistic young supporters of the republican resistance to Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte's coup d'état in December 1851. They join the woodcutters and peasants of the Var to seize control of Plassans, opposed by the Bonapartist loyalists led by Silvère's uncle, Pierre Rougon. Meanwhile, the foundations of the Rougon family and
Colline by Jean Giono( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in French and English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deep in Provence, a century ago, four stone houses perch on a hillside. Wildness presses in from all sides. Beyond a patchwork of fields, a mass of green threatens to overwhelm the village. The animal world--a miming cat, a malevolent boar--displays a mind of its own. The four houses have a dozen residents--and then there is Gagou, a mute drifter. Janet, the eldest of the men, is bedridden; he feels snakes writhing in his fingers and speaks in tongues. Even so, all is well until the village fountain suddenly stops running. From this point on, humans and the natural world are locked in a life-and-death struggle. All the elements--fire, water, earth, and air--come into play. From an early age, Jean Giono roamed the hills of his native Provence. He absorbed oral traditions and, at the same time, devoured the Greek and Roman classics. Giono's startlingly original fusion of idiomatic storytelling and Homeric and Virgilian myth took Paris and New York by storm in 1929. Hill, his first novel and the first winner of the Prix Brentano, comes fully back to life in Paul Eprile's poetic translation"--
Perspectives on literature and translation : creation, circulation, reception by Brian Nelson( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume explores the relationship between literature and translation from three perspectives: the creative dimensions of the translation process; the way texts circulate between languages; and the way texts are received in translation by new audiences. The distinctiveness of the volume lies in the fact that it considers these fundamental aspects of literary translation together and in terms of their interconnections. Contributors examine a wide variety of texts, including world classics, poetry, genre fiction, transnational literature, and life writing from around the world. Both theoretical and empirical issues are covered, with some contributors approaching the topic as practitioners of literary translation, and others writing from within the academy"--
The earth = La terre by Émile Zola( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in a village in the Beauce, in northern France, it depicts the harshness of the peasants' world and their visceral attachment to the land. Jean Macquart, a veteran of the battle of Solferino and now an itinerant farm labourer, is drawn into the affairs of the Fouan family when he starts courting young Franc̦oise. He becomes involved in a bitter dispute over the property of Papa Fouan when the old man divides his land between his three children. Resentment turns to greed and violence in a Darwinian battle for supremacy."--Page 4 of cover
Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth novel by Émile Zola about adultery, murder, and revenge
Women seeking expression : France 1789-1914( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 17 scholarly papers examines how nineteenth-century French women writers conceived and responded in innovative ways to the restrictions placed upon them by the dominant, traditional culture
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The Cambridge companion to Zola
Alternative Names
Brian Nelson Australian professor of French Studies

Брайан Нельсон

English (169)

French (5)

Chinese (1)

The Cambridge companion to ZolaRestless houseThe belly of ParisNaturalism in the European novel : new critical perspectivesThe killThe Idea of Europe : problems of national and transnational identityThe European Community in the 1990s : economics, politics, defenseAfter Blanchot : literature, criticism, philosophy