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"Thérèse Raquin" by Émile Zola (1867) - book review

One of the few books I have read three times –first as a fairly impressionable student, then in my early far-flung thirties and now recently again once I reluctantly hit the 50 mark and the point of no return. 499 more words


Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola

It’s been a while since I read any Zola (despite my best efforts to do so!) I loved L’Assommoir and his style of writing overall so, to be honest, it was inevitable how I was going to feel about this novel!  2,162 more words

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Thérèse Raquin: From The Shadows of Desire

I first encountered Émile Zola’s anti-love story Thérèse Raquin, by that giant of 19th century French literature that gave us J’accuse, sometime in the winter of 2006 when recovering from my first genuine French love affair. 893 more words


Thèrese Raquin @ The Courtyard Theatre Review

Emile Zola’s novel Thèrese Raquin, adapted into a play, is playing at the Courtyard Theatre as part of the New Writing Festival. There is not much that is new about it though. 533 more words


Keira Knightley and Zola

I’ll defend Keira Knightley. Even when she’s awful. That is, when she stars in awful movies. She reminds me of a female version of Tom Cruise who collects admirers and revilers in equal doses. 420 more words


My Inspiration for November

November is all dull and gray so my interests naturally turned to darker and gloomier things. This month I’ve been very into landscapes; Wales (Conwy!), Scotland and Yorkshire are among my favourite; you can check them out on my Pinterest. 74 more words

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In Secret (Therese Raquin)

Sometime ago in the 19th century Paris, where sexual repression is not a matter to discuss. Elizabeth Olsen is enough reason to view any films these days. 88 more words

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