Pot Luck by Émile Zola
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Pot Luck, Zola's most acerbic satire, describes daily life in a newly constructed block of flats in late nineteenth-century Paris. In examining the contradictions that pervade bourgeois life, Zola reveals a multitude of betrayals and depicts a veritable 'melting pot' of moral and sexual degeneracy. This new translation captures the robustness of Zola's language and restores the omissions of earlier abridged versions.

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About Émile Zola

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Brian Nelson is Professor of French and Head of the Department of Romance Languages at Monash University, Melbourne.
Published April 25, 2009 by Oxford University Press. 416 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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