Le Docteur Pascal

Le Docteur Pascal A Plassans berceau proven al de sa famille tandis que le Second Empire est tomb depuis deux ans Pascal Rougon vit aupr s de sa ni ce Clotilde qu il a lev e et qu il adore Ce sont moins ses patients

  • Title: Le Docteur Pascal
  • Author: Émile Zola
  • ISBN: 9782253161196
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • A Plassans, berceau proven al de sa famille, tandis que le Second Empire est tomb depuis deux ans, Pascal Rougon vit aupr s de sa ni ce Clotilde qu il a lev e et qu il adore Ce sont moins ses patients qui l occupent que ses recherches m dicales, largement tourn es vers l h r dit , et l histoire des Rougon Macquart dont il a constitu l arbre g n alogique Mais ces papieA Plassans, berceau proven al de sa famille, tandis que le Second Empire est tomb depuis deux ans, Pascal Rougon vit aupr s de sa ni ce Clotilde qu il a lev e et qu il adore Ce sont moins ses patients qui l occupent que ses recherches m dicales, largement tourn es vers l h r dit , et l histoire des Rougon Macquart dont il a constitu l arbre g n alogique Mais ces papiers, sa vieille m re voudrait les voir d truits pour qu enfin disparaisse toute trace de la honteuse naissance de la famille, et Clotilde commence par pr ter la main au complot R cit de la chute de l Empire et de la guerre, La D b cle marquait la premi re fin du cycle des Rougon Macquart En 1893, Le Docteur Pascal constitue la seconde, puisque ici se conclut l histoire de la famille Si ce dernier volume met en miroir ceux qui l ont pr c d , c est aussi un roman scientifique o Zola exalte une m decine qui pourrait tout savoir afin de tout gu rir, et un roman d amour largement autobiographique que l crivain ne se r sout pas clore sur l vocation de la mort il choisit d en appeler la vie et d ouvrir l avenir.

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    1. "Doktor Paskal" je poslednji roman serijala o Rugon-Makarovima i shodno tome, predstavlja konačnu potvrdu Zolinih teorija o nasleđu i zaokruženje priče o ovoj porodici. Jedini roman koji se možda ne treba čitati bez prethodnog predznanja o Zoli i Paskalovoj porodici. Knjiga je objavljena 1893. godine i nakon skoro dvadeset godina od početka svog projekta, Zola kao da je ublažio svoje teorije i povremeno se nazire njegovo priznanje da nije genetska predispozicija sve u razvoju pojedinca, [...]

    2. In posting my comments on The Debacle, I said of this last book in the series I don't expect the drama, but rather a "wrapping up." I could not have been more mistaken. Of the fourteen chapters, only a few paragraphs in Chapter 4 is a recap of what has preceded in the series. Nearly all of the remainder is very dramatic.Dr. Pascal is the family genealogist and much of his scientific study has been about heredity. Dr. Pascal tells his niece about the family tree: And it is also a historical docum [...]

    3. Well, I did it. I read all 20 goddamn volumes of 'Les Rougon-Macquart', one of the finest monuments to fiction's tackling the human spirit ever. A rich panoply of characters terrible and sympathetic, all based in Zola's simple idea that human shittiness/kindness is somehow genetic. He was mostly wrong but the novels are overall outstanding in their own right. I could recommend almost all of them with a whole heart.Unfortunately, the project ends with a whimper not a bang with the sad-sack, yawn- [...]

    4. It's a great feeling to have reached the end of reading the 20 books of the Rougon Maquart series.What a pity that this final book is only available in such a poor translation. This very much detracted from my enjoyment of this story, which ties up most of the loose ends of the series.I'm going to miss my bimonthly read of Zola!

    5. "Acredito que o futuro da humanidade reside no progresso da razão através da ciência.Acredito que as verdades cientificas,continuamente acrescentadas,acabarão por dar ao ser humano um poder incalculável e trazer-lhe a serenidade,senão mesmo a felicidade".

    6. Disclaimer: I haven't read any of the other Rougon-Marquart novels (this is the last of 20 by the way) so clearly my opinion about this book is 100% reliable.Let's get this started with some background information about Zola's programmatic essay "The experimental novel"; "experimental" here does not mean using an unconventional style or language, but refers to scientific experiments. According to Zola, then, the novel should provide a scientific experiment concerning human behaviour (under the i [...]

    7. Doctor Pascal is a zealous 19th century man of science, using his own two-branched family tree of the Rogoun-Marquarts to formulate his comprehensive theory of Hereditary. He has raised his niece Clothilde who assists him in his work, but her religious fervor brings them into conflict as she fears for his soul, which has no place for God.Their differences, then their unlikely sympathies, become centred on his vast collection of documents related to five generation of the clan which initially she [...]

    8. Honnêtement je me sens un peu frustrée par cette lecture : j'aurais vraiment voulu terminer la série des Rougon-Macquart sur une note positive, mais je n'ai pas réussi à rentrer dans ce roman, à part dans les toutes dernières pages.Ça partait plutôt bien pourtant, il y avait des éléments que j'ai vraiment appréciés : les réflexions sur les avancées de la science, le bilan sur chaque membre de la famille, le fait de revoir Plassans et des personnages comme la tante Dide, l'oncle Ma [...]

    9. Je dois d’abord dire que je n’ai pas fini ce livre. Peut-être que je vais le faire un jour, mais pour l’instant, ça me rend vraiment mal à l’aise et je vais essayer d’expliquer pourquoi. J’adore vraiment Zola et j’adore son style d’écriture. Mais j’ai l’impression que ce livre est profondément différent des autres qu’il a écrits et pas dans le bon sens. Peut-être qu’il a essayé de trouver un ton diffèrent pour son dernier livre, qui est comme il dit « le résum [...]

    10. Last volume of the saga where Zola directly writes down his theory on inherited physical and moral characteristics across a family, as well as his take on how to live a happy life. I liked the book but Pascal and Clotilde's relationship felt too centred on Pascal, the "master", the "maker" of Clotilde. Despite Zola's liberal view on women, their rights and so on, I'm too much of the 21st century to like it. Longer review to come.

    11. I'm a life-long fan of Zola and I've read all of his works many times; but none more often than Doctor Pascal.If you like Dickens then you'll love Zola; in my opinion, some of the greatest literary works written and they are enduring and timeless.I think the dialogue is simply exquisite, so simple you wonder why it has such a deep impact; probably for that reason.Enjoy this and all of the other parts of the series; how could you overlook Nana or Ladies Paradise?

    12. Number 20 of 20 and it all comes together. Dr Pascal, son of Felicite Rougon and brother of Eugene and Saccard, is an old bachelor deeply interested in advancing medical treatment as his legacy. He is also convinced that one's destiny is tied ever so closely to the family's gene pool. And as such, we learn he has kept a family tree and copious notes on various family members. Spoiler followsAt the end, we get a glimpse of two different means of keeping the Rougon family name alive. Mama Rougon t [...]

    13. This is one of Zola’s weaker novels, the last in the series, so he feels obliged to throw in as much as possible of his “heredity theory” Docteur Pascal is supposed to be the best of that large and mostly scandalous family, but I don’t rate him as a saint. In its own way, I find it as perverse as Nana, which is a much better novel.

    14. I enjoyed this book, I am in awe of Zola who writes like he has lived EVERYTHING! This one was not as good as some of the others in the series, but I enjoyed it and would happily read another 20.

    15. Le Docteur Pascal represente la synthèse de toute l'oeuvre d'Emile Zola, le dernier chapitre de sa tres intéressante serie des Rougon-Macquart ou il disséque l'histoire d'une famille sur plusieurs générations, où la folie et les vices cotoyent le genie et la sainteté, où on trouve un peu de tout: les crimes, les passions, les combats, les sacrifices, toutes les classes sociales s'entremèlent, enfin tout ce qui fait la Vie.Ce qui est interéssant dans Le Docteur Pascal c'est qu'on trouve [...]

    16. This is my 20th Rougon-Macquart book of the series. I read the Elek Books version published in 1957, translated by Vladimir Kean.The order that you read the Rougon-Macquart books is generally not important but I would say that Doctor Pascal should be left until last - if you get that far that is. As others have mentioned before, it is not one of the best Rougon-Macquart books; for me, it was probably the weakest of the twenty, though it has its moments. The nineteenth novel, The Debacle, is more [...]

    17. And so it ends. After so many terrible Rougons and abominable Macquarts. What are we left with? Two vain monuments to their greed erected on a pile of corpses and burnt dreams.The novel is really two stories. The first is the love story between Clotide & Pascal and, as is usually the case with Zola, we are given two contradictory ways to view their relationship. On the one hand they are shown to be tender and loving, on the other Pascal is both a father and an uncle to her which makes the wh [...]

    18. There could be a sense of anti-climax when reading Doctor Pascal, the last of Émile Zola’s great Rougon-Macquart cycle of twenty novels. Having followed five generations of the descendants of Adelaïde Fouque (Tante Dide) over the course of the Second Empire in France, the reader has come across occasional allusions to Doctor Pascal but there has been no hint that he is a person of much interest. He’s a bachelor, he lives in Plassans, and he’s spent his life recording the lives of his ext [...]

    19. This volume concludes the Rougon-Macquart series and should really be read after all the other volumes.For my second reread of the series, I followed the Zola's recommended reading order seemingly given in an "Introduction" Le Docteur Pascal.There isn't any introduction of "Le Docteur Pascal" and this recommend reading order doesn't seem to be mentioned in the most authoritative French editions. However in the fifth chapter of "Le Docteur Pascal" the Docteur Pascal resumes all the Rougon Macquar [...]

    20. Having read and enjoyed two of the 20 novels in Zola's rougon macquart series I thought I would skip ahead and read the 20th, Dr. Pascal. I have long been interested in the theory of degeneration and this book was supposed, I had read, to layout this theme. Well, it did to some degree, though not in a way that I could fit with other things I knew. Be that as it may, a novel isn't supposed to be history. What I found was that this novel wasn't much of a novel. Where the other Zola novels I had re [...]

    21. well that's it: i've finished the Rougon-Macquart series. this book was a strange conclusion. it felt like Zola was saying: it's run its course and now i'm going to kill it off. doctor pascal isn't a terribly interesting character and his obsession with the family lineage doesn't feel well-motivated. he's just nuts and his niece is likewise a kook for clinging to him. not the worst of the series, but definitely not on the "read again some day" list. much of this was a hard slog through recapitul [...]

    22. Un tome qui conclut parfaitement cette saga.Je retrouve les origines de l'oeuvre de Zola. Toutes les pièces s'assemblent.C'est un tome moins sombre, comme 'Au Bonheur des Dames' que l'on découvre, malgré cette relation incestueuse.Tous les travaux entamés par l'auteur se retrouvent ici, avec le fameux arbre généalogique de la famille.On peut apprendre également le devenir des autres personnages.Ici, ceux-ci sont attachants et beaucoup moins ignobles que l'on pourrait le penser.Une oeuvre [...]

    23. G bcp kifer, malgré la naïvité pseudo-scientifique de l'époque qui se voit et malgré la dychotomie classique femme/homme, réligion/science, puisqu'il s'agit d'une femme réligieuse qu'il faut dompter et éduquer. Le roman m'a fait questionner l'évolution des idées de Zola, qui jouait déjà avec le continuum entre ce qui est animal et ce qui est humain dans ses premièrs contes. Si l'on regard au-dela du roman experimental, on trouve le vrai esprit francais de Zola qui se voit, peut-êtr [...]

    24. I haven't read Emile Zola for 10 years and I didn't get through all of 20 Rougon-Macquart novels. It's a hell of a ride. Of all the books I've read so far this one is not the best.The love affair between 60 year old doctor and his 25 year old niece sounds creepy, and the doctor's study of heredity seems endless to me.

    25. The only novel of the Rougon-Macquart which shouldn´t be read as a stand-alone. To be honest, it isn´t a very good novel but, as it is the last of the series, it is worth reading to tie up the loose ends.

    26. Very good drama. A reclusive old man is writing works which his family want to destroy to keep their honour intact. The novel charts their plotting to steal his life's works.

    27. دکتر پاسگال را همین اواخر، به گمان در اوایل دهه ی شصت شمسی محمدعلی خندان به فارسی ترجمه کرده است.

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