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Love your books! Happy Wordless Wednesday! My entry is here.
Thank you :)
Nice shot! Have a fantastic week! WW is up here
Thanks, you too :)
Nice!! I'm especially intrigued by Doctor Pascal -- which edition is it? I did start The Earth last night, but was too tired to really make an effort. It will be my third Zola for the year.
It was Vizetelly - bad translation, but I still enjoyed it all the same. I wish I could say more, but it will spoil all the other books. Doctor Pascal must be read last, it gives away the ending of every one of the Rougon Macquart books.
I just love photos of bookshelves! And you are a Zola fan! I'm reading Son Excellence Eugene Rougon at the moment.I've been thinking I should do a Wordless Wednesday on my blog, but so far, I haven't been very wordless …….. ;-)
Which translation are you reading? Or are you reading it in French? I read the Vizetelly one - that and Money were the ones I found tedious, and I do blame Vizetelly! Do you know a new translation of Money is coming out in March '14? (I know this isn't relevant to your comment, just excited to find a Zola fan!)
I'm reading Vizetelly. I was going to try to read the first book in French but decided it would take too long for me to struggle through it! :-Z I haven't even looked at my French version yet and I'm hesitant to because plan to attempt to read the series in English and I don't want to hate Vizetelly this early on. I have the Delphi complete Zola on my Kindle so I'm assuming all the translations are his ….??? Do you have any recommendations? I probably will have to stick with Vizetelly because of a limited budget but it would be nice to know what you think.I didn't know about the new translation of Money! I will be watching! 8-)
Well, there's a few Zola's where there's no option *but* to read Vizetelly. I think, if possible, you might prefer to get some alternates if money permits. It's tricky - it took me about a year to get them, and a good few were presents!My favourite translator is Brian Nelson, and I loved Peter Collier's translation of Germinal. Oxford University Press have a good selection of Zolas :)
Thanks for the insights! I'm only on the second book (of Zola's recommended order) so it is helpful to have some translation recommendations beforehand. I've heard that Brian Nelson is very good. If I come across one translated by him, I will try to squeeze out some money to get it. It will be interesting to compare.
Have you read any Zola translated by Valerie Minogue? Any comments? Good? Bad?
I haven't read any of her translations, but I think the new Money is by her. I'll be getting that as soon as it comes out! She's president of the Émile Zola Society of London, so I have every faith :)
Your Zola shelf is great! Brian Nelson is also my favorite translator.
He is very good. I like Peter Collier, too, and I loved Andrew Brown's translation of The Dream :)