emile zola

Zola

[zoh-luh; French zaw-la]
noun
Émile [ey-meel] , 1840–1902, French novelist.

Zolaesque, adjective
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Zola (ˈzəʊlə, French zɔla)
 
n
Émile (emil). 1840--1902, French novelist and critic; chief exponent of naturalism. In Les Rougon-Macquart (1871--93), a cycle of 20 novels, he explains the behaviour of his characters in terms of their heredity: it includes L'Assommoir (1877), Nana (1880), Germinal (1885), and La Terre (1887). He is also noted for his defence of Dreyfus in his pamphlet J'accuse (1898)

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