Nana

Nana Review

Wenn die üppige blonde Nana auf der Bühne des Pariser Varietétheaters steht, spürt jeder: sie hat keinen Funken Talent. Doch das macht nichts, denn sie hat etwas anderes ... Nana, das Kind aus der Gosse, Tochter einer Wäscherin, ausgestattet mit großen sinnlichen Reizen, steigt auf zur begehrtesten Kurtisane der Pariser Gesellschaft. Sie wird zum Idol, dem sich die Männer zu Füßen werfen. Bankiers bringen ihr ein ganzes Vermögen zum Opfer, Aristokraten ihre Würde, Jünglinge nehmen sich ihretwegen das Leben. Nana in ihrer grenzenlosen Gier und Verschwendungssucht schreitet ungerührt über sie hinweg, schön wie eine Sumpfblüte, Sinnbild einer untergehenden Ära.

Title:Nana
Edition Language:German

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  • Lisa

    "Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power." (Oscar Wilde) Had Nana been a child of today, forced to grow up in the social circumstances of her parents' poverty, violence an...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Nana (Les Rougon-Macquart #9), Émile Zola Nana tells the story of Nana Coupeau's rise from streetwalker to high-class prostitute during the last three years of the French Second Empire. Nana first ap...

  • Henry Avila

    In the year of the fabulous Paris World's Fair, of 1867, when the glamorous city is crowded, with thrill seeking foreign and domestic visitors, Nana Coupeau, a prostitute, makes her unlikely debut als...

  • David

    Here's why Nana should never be made into a movie... (Too late. It already has been. Four times.) Emile Zola has created a character so preposterous that casting agents in every corner of the globe wo...

  • Kalliope

    Well, well, well.. What a multifaceted portrayal of Nana has Zola left us. As a woman who moved in the fringes, these had more possibilities than a woman who kept herself in her social corset. She is ...

  • Manny

    You've heard of The Hooker With A Heart Of Gold? Well, this is the other kind....

  • Traveller

    Disclaimer: Whereas I usually try to be objective with my ratings and reviews, with this specific one, I allowed my gut to lead me.I hated this novel for it's sanctimonious preaching and its rank offe...

  • E. G.

    IntroductionSelect BibliographyA Chronology of Émile Zola--NanaExplanatory Notes...

  • MJ Nicholls

    Zola’s ninth instalment in the Rougon-Macquart cycle tells the tale of steely-hearted coquette Nana—part-time actress, part-time prostitute, full-time booty-shaking Venus mantrap. The first quarte...

  • Teresa

    I can imagine the outrage this novel (probably one of those racy French novels kept out of the hands of proper Victorian ladies) provoked at the time of publication with its explicit portrait of an ac...