Zolaism

Zolaism

1. an overemphasis on the coarser sides of life.
2. the objective types of naturalism and determinism underlying Zola’s novelistic methods. — Zolaist, n.
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Here the verses throb with a realistic agony, a lyric Zolaism, that chains the eyes to the page with a virile fascination.
But he detested Zola and Zolaism, scanted Stendhal, and overlooked Rimbaud, and it was Edmund Gosse, the champion of Andre Gide, who was honored by the Academie Francaise, while after 1869 Saintsbury was never nearer France than Guernsey in the Channel Islands, where he spent six years as a schoolmaster.