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I keep hearing about this in relation to Emile Zola but have never really known what it was all about.
BrokenTune 6 years ago
Yeah, I had heard of it but didn't know anything about it until I read The Hotel on Place Vendome earlier this year which gave a brief overview of the case, Zola's involvement and the significance of the case within the cultural shift in French society from the aristocracy/church/military orientated toward the commercial/intellectual groups.
Degrees of Affection 6 years ago
Yeah, that's why I've been waiting for your review on this. While it was good overview, I wanted to learn more about the Dreyfus Affair. I'm hoping to find this soon. Great review!
BrokenTune 6 years ago
Thanks. Given a choice between this book and Robert Harris' An Officer and a Spy - I think I'd choose The Man on Devil's Island every time. It is not entertaining (because it goes into so many details) but at least you're not left wondering whether there is another angle which is not mentioned because it got in the way of the story.