Coal mines have become rare, but the miners of Germinal are immortal.
This new edition of the novel, with a translation by Raymond MacKenzie, is an exquisite tribute to their work, their misery and their eventual revolt.
In his introduction, David Baguley--one of the most respected authorities on the work of Zola--brilliantly illuminates the genetic, historical and aesthetic aspects of the novel.
His lucid, sensitive and critical gaze highlights the real secrets of the work: its underlying anthropological and social investigation, the dark power of the tragic imagination and the brightness of symbolic and mythic intuitions. --Henri Mitterand, Professor Emeritus, Columbia University
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 544 pages
- Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
- Publication Date: 15/09/2011
- Category: Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9781603846264
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