Autor: Eileen Horne
ISBN-13: 9780857055194
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 320
Gewicht: 224 g
Format: 198x126x25 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Zola and the Victorians

Censorship in the Age of Hypocrisy
 Taschenbuch
11,84 €*
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The true story of the English publisher who dared to bring the works of Emile Zola to a Victorian audience, and paid a heavy price.
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London, 1888: Jack the Ripper stalks the streets of Whitechapel; national strikes and social unrest threaten the status quo; a grave economic crisis is spreading across the Atlantic . . . Yet Her Majesty's government is preoccupied with "a mere book" - or rather, a series of books: new translations of the Rougon-Macquart saga by French literary giant Émile Zola.In his time, Zola made his British contemporaries look positively pastoral; much of his work is considered shocking and transgressive even now. But it was his English publisher who bore the brunt of the Victorians' moral outrage at Zola's "realistic" depictions of striking miners, society courtesans and priapic, feuding farmers.Seventy years before Lady Chatterley's Lover broke the back of British censorship, Henry Vizetelly's commitment to publishing Zola, and to the nascent principle of free speech, not only landed him in the dock and thereafter in prison, but brought to ruin to the publishing house he had founded. Meanwhile, Zola was going from strength to strength, establishing his reputation as a literary legend and falling in love with a woman half his age.This lively, humorous and ultimately tragic tale is an exploration of the consequences of translation and censorship which remains relevant today for readers, publishers and authors everywhere.
Autor: Eileen Horne
Eileen Horne was born in California, and has lived in Italy and London for thirty-five years. She spent two decades as a television producer in the UK, founding her own production company in 1997 and making over a hundred hours of drama, among them two projects inspired by Zola's novels.She now combines writing, including adaptations for radio and television, with teaching and editing. Her first book, The Pitch, was published by Faber in 2006 and she translated an Italian novella for the MacLehose Press collection Judges (2014). She lives in London and Umbria with her husband and daughter.
Autor: Eileen Horne
ISBN-13 :: 9780857055194
ISBN: 0857055194
Erscheinungsjahr: 11.08.2016
Verlag: Quercus Publishing Plc
Gewicht: 224g
Seiten: 320
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 198x126x25 mm