The Ladies Paradise

Zola’s original French publication, Au Bonheur des Dames (“The Ladies’ Delight”), published 1882, is the eleventh novel in his Rougon-Macquart series. This English translation by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly, was published in 1886. It’s a glitzy, fast paced Parisian drama depicting life at the world’s first department store, revealing its many innovative marketing concepts, fashion, glamour,… Continue reading The Ladies Paradise

Fairytales and new project

My first project, a collection of Hans Christian Anderson fairytales, is done, and the next one is well under way. I am tackling Jenny by Sigrid Undset, a Norwegian author who, in 1928, was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Jenny, from 1911, is regarded as her literary breakthrough, and takes place first in Rome, and later in Norway.… Continue reading Fairytales and new project