This volume incorporates readings of two adaptations of the novelist's work, Andre Antoine's La Terre and Jean Renoir's Nana, as well as more modern sound versions of Emile Zola's novels. It suggests the sheer breadth of the artistry of adaptation which Zola's work has triggered.
1. Introduction 2. La Terre and the Art of Inheritance 3. L'Œuvre and the Translation of Reality: Moving Between Text and Image 4. Nana: Copies and Originals 5. La Curee and the Hunt for Authorial Origin: The Pull of the Past 6. The Ghost of the Author: La Bête humaine and the Pull of the Future 7. Conclusion