On May 27 from 6pm, David Davies will give us a zoom talk on ‘True, Unflinching Pictures or Presentations of Life’: A Comparison of Émile Zola’s L’Assommoir and Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie. We are looking forward to seeing you on zoom, thanks to our hosts Miriam and David King. See the programme for further details.
An outing is planned for Saturday July 2, 2022 to Oatlands Park Hotel where Émile Zola stayed while in exile in 1898-1899, during the Dreyfus Affair. Oatlands Hotel has a restaurant and a tea-room, a beautiful park, wi-fi, free parking, etc. Historical Details It can be reached by train South Western Railway from Waterloo to Weybrige Station (departure every…… Continue reading Visit to Oatlands Park Hotel
William GREENSLADE will talk about the Nineteenth Century English writer, George Gissing. The author mentioned Emile Zola in his book, New Grub Street, and was influenced by his novels.You can also enjoy a small exhibition of engravings by Artist Fernando Guibert who drew his inspiration from Zola’s work.In addition, there will be music from the Saxophonist Aldevis Tibaldi who originally comes from Trieste. He…… Continue reading Don’t miss June 17, 6-8 pm at Lumen URC
Henri-Eugène-Philippe-Louis d’Orléans, duke d’Aumale (16/1/1822, Paris – 7/5/1897, Zucco, Sicily) Fourth son of King Louis-Philippe, and an Orleanist, supporter of the constitutional monarchy. Pursued an army career 1839-1847, in Algeria among other places, ending up as lieutenant general and governor of France’s African possessions. Exiled in 1848 after the revolution and remained in England until 1871. Returned…… Continue reading The duke d’Aumale
The EZS seminar on Saturday (26th March) was attended by over twenty members who greatly enjoyed the excellent talks. Refreshments were available, kindly organized by Chantal.
The first ‘live’ meeting of the Society took place on Friday 11th February at the new venue – Lumen URC in Tavistock Place. The talk by Dan Rabelleto Zola, Blood, Sex and Money was greatly appreciated by the attendees as they enjoyed the wine and nibbles provided. The venue was considered eminently suitable for forthcoming…… Continue reading February Meeting
Activities for 2022 will start with an online (Zoom) talk by William Breslin who will present the film An Officer and a Spy by Roman Polansky.The 2 hours 12 min Gaumont film came out in November 2019. It is an adaptation of Robert Harris’ novel, with music by Alexandre Desplat. It can be viewed freely on the…… Continue reading Coming Soon
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John Edmondson gave a talk to members at the recent meeting of the Zola Society. His account of his walk in Paris in 2012, in the footsteps of Charles Dickens’s Uncommercial Traveller was much appreciated by the audience.