Zola and the Physical Geography of War


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Article
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Authors
White, NJ 
Abstract

Émile Zola’s account of the Franco-Prussian War and the Commune, La Débâcle (1892), provides the basis for an account of the way in which the literary language of war speaks to the physical geography of mimetic fiction as broadly conceived, and in particular its precise concern for mud, earth, soil, and its wider concern for land and its borders.

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Keywords
Zola, Second Empire, Third Republic, La Terre, La Débâcle, Les Rougon-Macquart, Peter Brooks, Robert Ziegler, Eugen Weber, mud, land, frontiers
Journal Title
Dix-Neuf
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Journal ISSN
1478-7318
1478-7318
Volume Title
21
Publisher
Taylor & Francis