Jules de Goncourt

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Noun1.Jules de Goncourt - French writer who collaborated with his brother Edmond de Goncourt on many books (1830-1870)Jules de Goncourt - French writer who collaborated with his brother Edmond de Goncourt on many books (1830-1870)
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His best critical works are Studi sulla letteratura contemporanea (1880, 1882), essays on Balzac, Edmond and Jules Goncourt, Emile Zola, and Giovanni Verga, and Gli "ismi" contemporanei (1898; "Contemporary `Isms' ").
The injunction to observe strict objectivity and to describe things as they are, deriving from the early French naturalists Guy de Maupassant and the brothers Edmond and Jules Goncourt, inspired the development of a major genre in Japanese literature--the watakushi sho^Osetsu , or autobiographical "I novel.