Contes et nouvelles (1864-1874) : Tome 1 by Émile Zola

By Émile Zola

Zola conteur et nouvelliste ? los angeles réponse a de quoi surprendre: on forget about le plus souvent que l'auteur des Rougon-Macquart, tout au lengthy de sa carrière, s'est adonné à l'écriture de récits brefs aux tonalités variées. Ce quantity rassemble près de trente textes rédigés pendant ses jeunes années de bohème et de journalisme. A leur lecture, c'est un Zola méconnu qui surgit soudain : fantaisiste, lorsqu'il met en scène l'errance dans Paris d'un lion et d'une hyène échappés du zoo (Une cage de bêtes féroces) ou lorsqu'il raconte l'histoire d'un homme qui décide, un beau matin, de faire trade de femmes laides (Les Repoussoirs), mais aussi promeneur inspiré et satiriste engagé... Qu'on ne s'y trompe pas : le romancier est déjà là tout entier. Qu'il croque le bourgeois (Villégiature) ou parodie l'engouement du public pour le roman populaire (Les Disparitions mystérieuses), qu'il s'indigne de los angeles misère (Le Chômage) ou raille l. a. montée en puissance de los angeles publicité (Une victime de l. a. réclame), le tempérament éclate à toutes les pages. Par l. a. richesse de leur idea, ces petits chefs-d'œuvre révèlent un auteur plus insaisissable et naturel que ne le laissent supposer les professions de foi naturalistes.

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Soon Homunculus, the little artificial man, comes to life in his test tube, eager to be active. A side door is opened, Faust is seen on his bed, and Homunculus is asked to show what he can do. He describes Faust"s dream of Leda, the mother of Helen~ and the swanBut suddenly a vapor cloud Envelops in a tightly woven shroud The most enchanting scene of aU. Mephistopheles sees nothing, and Homunculus derides him because he comes from the north and lives In a sad mess of knights and popery; How could your eye, my friend, be freeP You are at home only in gloom.

K. GOETHE'S FAUST: CONTENTS AND COMMENTS DEDICATION 65 PRELUDE IN THE THEATRE 69 PROLOGUE· IN HEAVEN 83 THE FIRST PART OF THE TRAGEDY 93 NIGHT. Faust's den. (Two long monologues; separated by Fausf's dialogue with Wagner. ) 93 BEFORE THE CITY GATE. (First we encounter, "people of all kinds," then Faust and Wagner. n; ·'See how, touched by the sunsef's parting power .. " ,,"; and "Two souls, alas, are dwelling in my breast .. ) 125 STUDY. ) 149 STODY. (The pact scene which contains some very note..

A Famulus enters; he has taken Wagner's place, while Wagner has taken Faust's; but Wagner has left Faust's study untouched be.. cause he is still hoping for Faust>s return. Mephisto wants to see Wagner, but the Famulus hesitates to dishub him. Almost as soon as the Famulus leaves, a Baccalaureus enters-none other than the student whom Mephisto ad.. first day at the university. The young Bae.. calaureus is very full of himseH and extremely aggressive, leading Mephisto to say: Introduction 35 You do not seem to know how rude you are.

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