The Downfall (La Débâcle)

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Sprache - Englisch

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The Downfall by Zola belongs to the most outstanding masterpieces of the world's literature. Zola tells about a terrific land-slide that overwhelmed the French Second Empire in this work. The story's main character is Jean Macquart, a French soldier who loses a lot during a war and comes through the perils of the bloodiest battles just to get into another war. It is a critical political work describing the nonsense and cruelty of armed conflicts.

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Émile Zola (1840–1902) was a pivotal French novelist and critic often heralded as the foremost proponent of the literary school of naturalism. His influence extended beyond the boundaries of literature into the socio-political sphere, advocating for social justice while challenging the hypocrisies of French society through his writings. Zola's oeuvre comprises an ambitious twenty-volume series titled 'Les Rougon-Macquart,' an exhaustive study of a single family under the Second Empire, addressing issues of heredity and environment. His novel 'The Downfall' ('La Débâcle,' 1892), the nineteenth installment of the series, is a harrowing account of the Franco-Prussian War and the catastrophic collapse of the Second Empire, painting a vivid picture of the disorder and impact of the war on society. Zola's unique literary style is characterized by in-depth research and a commitment to portraying characters and situations with unflinching realism. His influence has resonated through the decades, solidifying his reputation as an important literary figure who not only entertained but also sought to illuminate the darker corners of the industrializing world. His work remains pivotal in the study of literature and its capacity to effect social change.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 571 Seiten

Größe: 1011,9 KB

ISBN: 8596547018759