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Nelson, Brian 1946-

Works: 39 works in 203 publications in 3 languages and 7,349 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Love stories  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, jt., Publishing director, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ2521.T3, 843.8
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Most widely held works by Brian Nelson
The ladies' paradise by mile Zola( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 718 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
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 500 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 428 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
Pot luck by mile Zola( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pot Luck (1882) is the tenth in Zola's Rougon-Macquart cycle of twenty novels illustrating the influence of environment on characters from all levels of society. Zola's most acerbic fictional satire, the novel is set in a newly constructed apartment block in the Rue de Choiseul in Paris. Seemingly a place of prosperity and harmony, it is riddled with snobbery and hypocrisy. Privilege forms but a thin veneer of respectability between the bourgeois tenants, who live in comfortable, heated apartments, and their servants who live in cold, partitioned cubicles under the roof, and work in the building's filthy kitchens
Naturalism in the European novel : new critical perspectives( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The belly of Paris = Le ventre de Paris by mile Zola( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 296 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 by mile Zola( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 295 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 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1982 in 3 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Blanchot : literature, criticism, philosophy( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 214 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 214 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 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fortune of the Rougons by mile Zola( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 186 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
The Cambridge introduction to French literature by Brian Nelson( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 146 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"--
Colline by Jean Giono( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in French and English and held by 122 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
Sneaky teaching : the role of the school librarian: teachers' and school librarians' perceptions by Pearl Valentine( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives on literature and translation : creation, circulation, reception( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 89 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"--
Thérèse Raquin by mile Zola( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 85 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 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Cambridge companion to Zola
Alternative Names
Brian Nelson Australian professor of French Studies

Брайан Нельсон

English (161)

French (6)

Chinese (1)

The Cambridge companion to ZolaPot luckNaturalism in the European novel : new critical perspectivesThe belly of Paris = Le ventre de ParisThe killThe Idea of Europe : problems of national and transnational identityThe European Community in the 1990s : economics, politics, defenseAfter Blanchot : literature, criticism, philosophy