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Aaron Matz

Aaron Matz is a Professor of English at Scripps. His most recent book is The Novel and the Problem of New Life. (July 2022)

Inheriting Hunger

Émile Zola’s monumental twenty-novel cycle encompasses nearly every sphere of French society, but returns repeatedly to people with a bottomless compulsion to dominate others.

His Excellency Eugène Rougon

by Émile Zola, translated from the French and with an introduction and notes by Brian Nelson

The Sin of Abbé Mouret

by Émile Zola, translated from the French and with an introduction and notes by Valerie Minogue

Nana

by Émile Zola, translated from the French by Helen Constantine, with an introduction and notes by Brian Nelson

February 11, 2021 issue

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