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Book Club "La Curée", Emile Zola
Get your reading on with Coucou this spring! Our ever-popular book club series returns on Sunday May 9th with a classic, La Curée, by Emile Zola.
Hosted by Adrien, book lover and trained art historian, the Coucou Book Club’s aim is to practice French through a literary, emotional and esthetic-driven approach.
The book club will run over the course of 6 Sunday sessions from May 9th to June 20th (skipping May 30th for Memorial Day Weekend)
* This class will take place online via the video conference platform ZOOM *
About the Book: Émile Zola, “La Curée”, 1871.
The second novel of Zola’s Les Rougon-Macquart series, La Curée (“The Kill”) is an intense and unapologetic depiction of life during the Second French Empire through the lens of its Nouveau Riche elite. The story unfolds against the backdrop of Baron Haussmann’s reconstruction of Paris in the 1850s and 1860s, a massive urban renewal programme of new boulevards, parks and public works.
Written in Zola’s signature naturalist style, La Curée takes readers on a journey which leaves them never completely the same…
This Book Club will follow the 1999 Folio Classique edition (available at Albertine), although students can purchase another edition.
Please note: our classes have limited capacity and often sell out fast, don't wait too long to book your spot!