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Nelson, Brian 1946-

Works: 36 works in 160 publications in 3 languages and 6,566 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  Bibliography  Drama  Love stories  Satire  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator
Classifications: PQ2521.T3, 843.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Brian Nelson
The belly of Paris Le ventre de Paris by Émile Zola( )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,116 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
The kill = (La curée) by Émile Zola( )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,087 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."--BOOK JACKET
The ladies' paradise by Émile Zola( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Through charm, drive, and diligent effort Octave Mouret has become the director of one of the finest new department stores in Paris, Au Bonheur des Dames. Supremely aware of the power of his position, Mouret seeks to exploit the desire that his luxuriantly displayed merchandise arouses in the ladies who shop, and the aspirations of the young female assistants he employs. Charting the beginnings of the capitalist economy and bourgeois society, Zola captures in lavish detail the greedy customers and gossiping staff, and the obsession with image, fashion, and gratification that was a phenomenon of nineteenth-century French consumer society. Of all Zola's novels, this may be the one with the most relevance for our own time"--The publisher
The Cambridge companion to Zola by Brian Nelson( Book )
21 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 520 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). In this series he combines a novelist's skills with those of the investigative journalist to examine the social, sexual and moral landscape of the late nineteenth century in a way that scandalized bourgeois society. In 1898 Zola crowned his literary career with a political act, his famous open letter ('J'accuse!') to the president of the French Republic in defence of Alfred Dreyfus. 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. [This] companion also includes a chronology, detailed summaries of all of Zola's novels, suggestions for further reading, and information about specialist resources."
Zola and the bourgeoisie : a study of themes and techniques in les Rougon-Macquart by Brian Nelson( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studie over een belangrijk werk van de Franse schrijver (1840-1902)
Pot luck by Émile Zola( Book )
5 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 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 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Naturalism in the European novel : new critical perspectives ( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The European Community in the 1990s : economics, politics, defense ( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Émile Zola : a selective analytical bibliography by Brian Nelson( Book )
8 editions published in 1982 in 3 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Practising theory : Pierre Bourdieu and the field of cultural production ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 213 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."--BOOK JACKET
After Blanchot : literature, criticism, philosophy ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Telling performances : essays on gender, narrative, and performance ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fortune of the Rougons by Émile Zola( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Fortune des Rougon, originally published in 1871, is the first novel in Emile Zola's monumental twenty-volume series Les Rougon-Macquart. The novel is partly an origin story, with a huge cast of characters swarming around - many of whom become the central figures of later novels in the series - and partly an account of the December 1851 coup d'état which created the French Second Empire under Napoleon III as experienced in a large provincial town in southern France.-- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Perspectives on literature and translation : creation, circulation, reception by Brian Nelson( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 135 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"--
Colline by Jean Giono( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in French and English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A mi-chemin entre la plaine et le grand désert lavandier," une petite fille tombe malade et les gens du village croient que "le responsable doit être ce vieux sorcier de Janet."--Cover
Therese Raquin by Émile Zola( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nineteenth novel by Émile Zola about adultery, murder, and revenge
Women seeking expression ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forms of commitment : intellectuals in contemporary France ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The outsider by Fiona Neilson( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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