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J'accuse

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  1,790 ratings  ·  138 reviews
En 1894, l'état-major de l'armée est secoué par une affaire qui ébranle la société tout entière : un officier a trahi. Alfred Dreyfus, juif alsacien, est le coupable idéal. Sa dégradation, sa déportation sur l'île du Diable, son retour en France, ont divisé la société. Avec J'accuse, Emile Zola symbolise l'engagement intellectuel face au pouvoir, au mensonge et à la soumis ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 45 pages
Published January 21st 2003 by Mille et une nuits (first published January 13th 1898)
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Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
Just putting this here -

"C'est un crime d'égarer l'opinion, d'utiliser pour une besogne de mort cette opinion qu'on a pervertie jusqu'à la faire délirer.
C'est un crime d'empoisonner les petits et les humbles, d'exaspérer les passions de réaction et d'intolérance, en s'abritant derrière l'odieux antisémitisme, dont la grande France libérale des droits de l'homme mourra, si elle n'en est pas guérie.
C'est un crime d'exploiter le patriotisme pour des oeuvres de haine (...)"


- 1898 -

I've read this
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Terence M
Jul 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read in English (on-line) as part of the analysis for my review of "An Officer and a Spy" by Robert Harris. ...more
Carlo Mascellani
La voce di Zola si alza sdegnata in un atto di condanna verso il governo francese. Prevaricazioni, malagiustizia, minacce, pregiudizio, manovre puramente politiche, la sempre tragica ricerca di un possibile capro espiatorio per placare il pubblico rancore, sono tutti elementi che contribuirono alla spicciola condanna dell'innocente Dreyfus e, anche a riabilitazione avvenuta, a macchiare ingiustamente il suo onore. Una pagina oscura nella storia di Francia. Una pagina che ogni paese del mondo ha, ...more
Renato
In this book, Émile Zola, famous French novelist, put together in a compilation all of the articles and letters he wrote and published about The Dreyfus Affair expanding a three years period, from December 1897 to December 1900, while the events were slowly developing.

Initially being published on the Figaro - and having so far three articles there -, Zola started to see a growing resistance from the newspaper in continuing with publication after they suffered a decrease in circulation. Believing
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Ezgi Tülü
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
"Gerçek toprağın altına kapatıldığı zaman, orada öyle bir toplanır öyle bir patlama gücü kazanır ki, patladığı gün her şeyi kendisiyle birlikte havaya uçurur."

Daha önce Emile Zola'nın hiçbir eserini okumamıştım, yani yazarlık yönüne pek aşina değilim, fakat gösterdiği cesaretle beni kendine hayran bıraktı. Dünyadan böyle insanların gelip geçtiğini bilmek bir rahatlık; bir kere gerçekleştiğine göre sayısız kere daha gerçekleşebilir.

Sadece kötü insanların güç sahibi olabildiği, kimi umutsuzlu
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Nikos Tsentemeidis
Περί της γνωστής υπόθεσης Ντρέιφους, που συγκλόνισε τη Γαλλία, αλλά και την παγκόσμια κοινή γνώμη την περίοδο 1894-1906.
Konstantinos M.
"Το μόνο που χρειάζεται για να επικρατήσουν οι κακοί, είναι οι καλοί να μην κάνουν τίποτα"

Έντμουντ Μπερκ

Δεν μπορεί παρά να συγκλονιστεί κανείς διαβάζοντας τα βάσανα που υπέστη ο Λοχαγός Ντρέιφους, αλλά και ο Ζολά και όσοι μαζί με τον Ζολά τον υπερασπίστηκαν. Σαν ανάγνωσμα παρόλα αυτά, το βιβλιαράκι είναι μάλλον βαρετό.
Το πρώτο μισό είναι μια εκτενής ανάλυση της Υπόθεσης Ντρέιφους. Ακολουθούν το περίφημο άρθρο του Ζολά "Κατηγορώ" στη Γαλλική Αυγή, το κείμενο της πύρινης απολογίας του στη δίκη
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Lila Dimaki
Dec 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Διαβάζοντας αυτό το βιβλίο για τη δικαστική πλάνη της συγκλονιστικής υπόθεσης Ντρέιφους κατέληξα σε δύο συμπεράσματα: 1)τα σκατά επιπλέουν τουλάχιστον μέχρι να γίνουν αντιληπτά και 2)ευτυχώς για τις ανθρώπινες κοινωνίες που υπάρχουν άνθρωποι που δε διστάζουν να θέσουν τον εαυτό τους σε κίνδυνο χάρη μιας ιερής ιδέας,της Δικαιοσύνης και της Αλήθειας.
Ian D
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Μια επιστολή κόλαφος, ένα έργο ηχηρό τουλάχιστον όσο κι ο τίτλος του, πολύ περισσότερο αν αναλογιστούμε το τεράστιο προσωπικό κόστος που είχε η σύνταξή του στον ίδιο το Zola.
Liberty
Oct 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-reading
This is not so much a book but rather a long article on the Dreyfus Case. In 1894, Captain Alfred Dreyfus of the Intelligence Bureau of the French General Staff was unjustly arrested, imprisoned, tried and found guilty of high treason against his country (France), and sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil’s Island, off of France Guiana. The trial of Dreyfus turned into more than a leaking of official government papers, instead it was an international affair, putting on trial the people and hon ...more
Ayse Kelce
May 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Ah! Birkaç rütbelinin, Devlet'in güvenliğini saygısızca bahane ederek, çizmeleriyle ulusun üstüne basarak gerçek ve adalet çığlığını gırtlağına tıkamaları, bütün bu çılgınlıklar ve saçmalıklar, çılgınca düşlemeler, yoz polis uygulamaları, engizisyon ve zorba uygulamalar!

Ezgi ile aramızda geçen uzunca bir Emile Zola sohbetinden ve onun şiddetli önerisinden sonra "Suçluyorum"'u okumasam olmazdı.
Bazılarına göre kısacık bir mektup, okumayı bilene ise 19.yy Fransa'sında yaşayan, haksızlığa gözlerini
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Yani
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: no-ficción
¡La verdad! ¿En qué concepto la tenéis, en todo este episodio que sacude por entero a una vieja organización, para creer que es un objeto sencillo y manejable, que se pasea por la palma de la mano y que se pone a voluntad en la mano de los demás como un guijarro o una manzana?

Este libro resulta curioso porque consiste en una reunión de los artículos que publicó Emile Zola durante el caso Dreyfus y tienen una potencia atroz. Algunos pasajes hasta podrían resonar todavía en nuestros tiempos, com
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Joana Marta
Se eu já gostava de Zola como escritor, agora, ainda o admiro mais enquanto pessoa.

Este livro é uma pequena preciosidade de que já há algum tempo andava à procura. Desde que comecei a ler “Em Busca do Tempo Perdido” de Proust, que tomei consciência do caso Dreyfus e as suas repercussões por toda a França, tanto no que concerne à sua política, como à sua justiça, e à sua imprensa.

Com uma introdução muito boa e explícita dos contornos que o caso tomou, enquanto Dreyfus era acusado e sentenciado,
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misael
Neste livro, Emile Zola, autor de livros como “Germinal” ou “A Besta Humana” faz a defesa de Dreyfus, um jovem judeu, que é acusado de conspiração e espionagem contra a França pelo Estado-Maior Francês numa tentativa declarada de afastar as culpas dos verdadeiros autores do crime e de colocar um judeu, através da técnica do bode expiatório, atrás das grades por um crime que não cometeu.
Emile Zola, tomando conhecimento do caso, e num acto corajoso, decide escrever uma carta aberta ao Presidente d
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Vikas Lather
There are two things that astonished whole of France- Cezanne's apple and Zola's open letter in Dreyfus affair. For me, Zola is a finest example of what a singular campaign for justice can do to our conscience. ...more
B. Han Varli


sırtını ahlaksız basına dayamak, paris'in tüm ipsizlerince savunulmaya boyun eğmek de bir suç; işte ipsizler takımı, hukukun ve yalın gerçeğin bozgunu içinde, hayasızca utkuya ulaşıyor. o tüm dünya önünde yanlışı zorla benimsetmek gibi düşüncesizce bir komplo tezgâhlarken, kendisini özgür ve dürüst ulusların başında yiğit bir ordu olarak görmek isteyenleri fransa'yı bulandırmakla suçlamış olmak da bir suç. kamuoyunu saptırmak, yoldan çıkarılmış olan kamuoyununu, onu sabuklamaya götürecek
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Pinar
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“...Dreyfus’un suçsuz olduğunu biliyorlar ve bu tüyler ürpetici şeyi kendilerine saklıyorlar. Üstelik bu insanlar uyuyabiliyorlar, eşleri ve çocukları var, onları seviyorlar!”

“Ey adalet, ne korkunç bir umutsuzlukla sıkılıyor insanın yüreği!”

“Evet! Bu utanç verici gösteriyi izliyoruz, borçlar ve suçlar altında ezilmiş kişiler suçsuz ilan ediliyor; buna karşılık, onurun ta kendisi, yaşamı lekesiz bir adam cezalandırılıyor. Bir toplum bu noktaya geldiği zaman, artık çürümeye başlamış demektir.”

“Ah!
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Derrymaine14
Jun 01, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Μια πολύ καλή συλλογή από μαρτυρίες, αποσπάσματα, ομιλίες, άρθρα, και φυσικά το κατηγορώ του Ζολά σχετικά με την υπόθεση Ντρέιφους. Καλό για εγκυκλοπαιδικές γνώσεις, παρέχει σχετικά ολοκληρωμένη γνώση σε σχέση με την ιστορία της υπόθεσης. Αξίζει διπλά σαν εγχειρίδιο δημοσιογράφων, τόσο για την ενδελεχή παράθεση πληροφοριών, όσο και σαν υπενθύμιση ότι πρέπει να χει ο καθένας το θάρρος της γνώμης του, με όποιο κόστος.
BrokenTune
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Review first posted on BookLikes:
http://brokentune.booklikes.com/post/...-


When it comes to French literature and history I am a little out of my depth. The reason for this, I suspect, is that I was put off French literature by the people who tried to introduce it to me. It's the old familiar story shared by people who say that they have been put off classics or science in high school, except that it was not school who spoiled French literature for me. It was a handful of pretentious people I bri
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Burak Kuscu
Ne ara başladı, ne ara bitti, ne anlattı....

İnsan farketmiyor gibi oluyor ama çok önemli bir kitap. Literatür'e "Dreyfus Davası" diye bir tabiri sokmuş bir eserdir başlıbaşına. Gerçek bir olaydan hareketle yazılmıştır(mektuptan diyelim)

Her şeyiyle ve kolay okunmasıyla kesinlikle kaçırılmaması gereken bir kitap.
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Gülşen Ç.Ç.
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Zamana bu kadar dayanmış ve bu kadar iz bırakmış bir eserin gazetede yayınlanmış olması çok etkileyici geliyor bana.
Gökhan Gök
May 31, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sunuş, Öncesi ve Sonrası bölümleriyle yayınlanan bu baskıda Zola’nın meşhur mektubunu ve dönemini daha iyi algılıyoruz. Zola romanlarını okumak için bu mektubu okumakta fayda var.
Jfmarhuenda
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me gusta más Émile Zola cuando escribe ficción. Pero Yo acuso es un alegado histórico lleno de mensajes imprescindibles para nuestro tiempo. Y eso es difícil de obviar.
Lo principal, en mi opinión, es el compromiso. El compromiso de Zola no es con Dreyfus sino con la verdad, con sus creencias y con la justicia. Lo que ocurre es que el caso Dreyfus, un amaño torticero para condenar a un judío alsaciano, da pie a una posición que invita a la épica. Dreyfus es condenado por espionaje simplemente co
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Lynn Beyrouthy
Aug 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics

The Third Republic in France witnessed the conviction of officer Alfred Dreyfus in 1894 after he allegedly betrayed the French Army by providing the German enemy with military information and secrets. The turncoat of Jewish origins got deported to Devil's Island where he spent 5 years pleading his innocence but it all fell on deaf ears. The well-staged framing of a "Jewish bastard" went perfectly until evidence in 1896 identified French Army major Esterhazy as the real culprit. After a second co
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Burak Taşcı
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emile Zola'nın haksızlık karşısındaki mücadelesi heyecan vericiydi. Basın, basın tarafından zehirlenmiş halk, meclis, kilise.. herkesin gözünde şeytanileşmişken Zola'nın yegane ve sarsılmaz destekçisi "gerçek" oluyor.

"Gerçek yürüyor, onu hiçbir şey durduramayacaktır."

Zola'nın Hakk'ı müdafaasını görünce aydın sorumluluğunun ne demek olduğunu yeniden hatırlıyor insan. Eskiler ne güzel söylemiş:

"Meşhurdur ki zulm ile olmaz cihan harab
Eyler anı müdâhane-i aliman harab"

Beyni sulanmış ya da satılmış
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Noah Goats
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You can’t read much French history without hearing about J’accuse, and I decided that after having read about it a dozen times, it was time to go ahead and read the piece itself. I wasn’t disappointed; it still has power.

Zola’s defense of Dreyfus lifted him from the ranks of great French writers and added him to the ranks of heroes. J’accuse is more than a historical document. It still has the power to move and inspire, and its call for honesty and justice is as vital now as ever.

I struggle to r
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Eylem T
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cok erken yaslarda romanlariyla tanistigim Emile Zola'nin aktivist yonunu gosteren,gercekleri haykirmaktan korkmayan bir 'aydin' kimligini edebi kimligiyle birlestirdigi 'sucluyorum',bir gazete yazisi gibi gorunse de,haksizliga karsi bir manifestodur aslinda ...more
Christelle
Nov 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Je n’avais jamais lu la célèbre lettre de Zola dans le texte.
C’est encore une fois grâce à l’accessibilité Kindle des oeuvres tombés dans le domaine public que je me suis lancée.

J’ai rapidement constaté que je ne connaissais en fait rien de cette fameuse « affaire Dreyfus ».
J’ai eu la sensation inattendue d’un fait divers intriguant et romanesque (machinations, conseil de guerre, mystères, trahisons…) mettant en scène une galerie de personnages aux noms savoureux (Esterhazy, le lieutenant-colone
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Silvery
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-reads, letters
04, estrellas

Alegato en favor del capitán Alfred Dreyfus, dirigido por Émile Zola mediante una carta abierta al presidente de Francia, M. Félix Faure, y publicado por el diario L’Aurore el 13 de enero de 1898 en su primera plana.

“Es un crimen envenenar a los pequeños y a los humildes, exasperando las pasiones de reacción y de intolerancia, y cubriéndose con el antisemitismo, de cuyo mal morirá sin duda la Francia libre, si no sabe curarse a tiempo.”

"Zola, ultrajado", cuadro del pintor Henry de G
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Mar 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Émile François Zola was an influential French novelist, the most important example of the literary school of naturalism, and a major figure in the political liberalization of France.

More than half of Zola's novels were part of a set of 20 books collectively known as Les Rougon-Macquart. Unlike Balzac who in the midst of his literary career resynthesized his work into La Comédie Humaine, Zola from
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