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 (zō′lə, zō-lä′), Émile 1840-1902.
French writer and critic who was a leading proponent of naturalism in fiction. His works include Les Rougon-Macquart (1871-1893), a series of 20 novels, and "J'Accuse" (1898), a letter in defense of Alfred Dreyfus.


(ˈzəʊlə; French zɔla)
(Biography) 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)


(ˈzoʊ lə, -lɑ)

É•mile (eɪˈmil) 1840–1902, French novelist.
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The great Zola, or call him the immense Zola, was the prime mover in the attack upon the masters of the Romanticistic school; but he lived to own that he had fought a losing fight, and there are some proofs that he was right.
Now look here, when Olympia was shown at the Salon, Zola--amid the jeers of the Philistines and the hisses of the pompiers, the academicians, and the public, Zola said: `I look forward to the day when Manet's picture will hang in the Louvre opposite the Odalisque of Ingres, and it will not be the Odalisque which will gain by comparison.
Three years ago she had the thrice-blessed idea of opening a sort of pension for the entertainment and instruction of the blundering barbarians who come to Paris in the hope of picking up a few stray particles of the language of Voltaire--or of Zola.
There was, for instance, a Lithuanian who was a cattle butcher for the plant where Marija had worked, which killed meat for canning only; and to hear this man describe the animals which came to his place would have been worthwhile for a Dante or a Zola.
In Thomas Hardy (born 1840) the pessimistic interpretation of modern science is expressed frankly and fully, with much the same pitiless consistency that distinguishes contemporary European writers such as Zola.
In 1868, after the Salon jury accepted paintings by Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Camille Pissarro, Zola believed that he had achieved his small revolution.
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This commemorative volume on Zola fittingly opens proceedings with Nick White's pertinent discussion of the role played by the TLS over the last hundred years in cementing Zola's critical reputation in Britain (it would of course have been equally useful to know how Zola's reputation in France has evolved over the same period).
Some scientists, however, including Yerkes director Stuart Zola, fear that the federal government is setting a bad precedent by giving its stamp of approval to the retirement concept.
Inasmuch as I begin the course with a lecture on major critics' interpretation of time in Emile Zola and require oral reports based on a bibliography on this subject, some readers might be concerned that my approach could emphasize bibliography at the risk of minimizing the students' exposure to great literature.
Emile Zola and his wife Alexandrine returned to their house in the rue de Bruxelles in Paris on September 28th from a spell in the country.
There, he meets Zola Denise Norwood, the magazine's editor-in chief.