La Bête humaine: 19 Nov 2015

19 Nov 2015: Émile Zola, La Bête humaineOn 19 November, we hosted a preview of BBC Radio 4’s new series, Émile Zola: Blood, Sex and Money, a 27-episode ‘mash-up’ of radio adaptations that draw on the French author’s Les Rougon-Macquart novel sequence, which was published in 20 volumes between 1871 and 1893. Set during the Second Empire of Napoleon III, Les Rougon-Macquart trace the fortunes and fates of the Rougon, Macquart and Mouret families, as interpreted through lens of Zola’s interest in heredity and evolution. In the course of its development, the cycle presents its readers with unflinching stories about power, lust, crime and addiction. Our speakers were Dr Kate Griffiths, Dr Dan Rebellato and Polly Thomas.

You can read the posts for the event below:

  1. BookTalk event, 19 Nov 2015: Émile Zola, La Bête humaine (1890) 3 Nov 2015
  2. Zola’s La Bête humaine: Excerpt #1 9 Nov 2015
  3. Zola’s La Bête humaine: Excerpt #2 11 Nov 2015
  4. Our next event is this Thursday 15 Nov 2015
  5. Zola’s La Bête humaine: Excerpt #3 17 Nov 2015
  6. Émile Zola’s La Bête humaine (1890): Event Review 7 Dec 2015