Writers in Art: Zola Versus Zola

Émile Zola by Édouard Manet, 1868

Émile Zola by Édouard Manet, 1868

Émile Zola, 1902

Émile Zola, 1902

“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”-Émile Zola

8 thoughts on “Writers in Art: Zola Versus Zola

  1. An artist notice’s things – I heard Grayson Perry say this in his BBC Reith Lecture and that is exactly what we do. I love Zola, but it is quite hard to find reasonable translations, I will be reading Germinal for the fourth time soon!

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    • Definitely! No detail is too odd or too small for us to notice. I love Zola as well, and finding a good translation is always tough. I have a 100+ year old copy of Nana, with the most gorgeous cover illustration.

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