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Collection : Classiques Petits Sujet : Roman, essai, document À vingt-sept ans, en 1867, Émile Zola ne s'est pas encore attaqué aux Rougon-Macquart, son uvre géante. Comment s'imposer " quand on a le malheur d'être né au confluent de Hugo et de Balzac " ? Comment récrire La Comédie humaine après ce dernier ? Les grands créateurs sont parfois gênants pour ceux qui viennent après eux. Mais ses tâtonnements sont brefs. Thérèse Raquin, son premier grand roman, obtient un vif succès. Thérèse a été élevée par sa tante dans le but d'épouser son fils, un homme au tempérament maladif. Bientôt, elle ne supporte plus cette vie cloîtrée, ni ce sinistre passage du Pont-Neuf où Mme Raquin installe sa mercerie. Toute sa sensualité refoulée s'éveille lorsqu'elle rencontre Laurent, un peintre raté dont elle devient la maîtresse. Les amants décident de noyer le mari. L'âpreté, la sexualité, le crime. Zola est déjà Zola dans ce mélange puissant de roman noir et de tragédie, dans cet implacable réalisme social et humain.

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'Therese Raquin' is a clinically observed, sinister tale of adultery and murder among the lower orders in nineteenth-century Paris. Zola's dispassionate dissection of the motivations of his characters, mere 'human beasts' who kill in order to satisfy their lust, is much more than an atmospheric Second Empire period-piece. 'Therese Raquin' stands as a key early manifesto of the French Naturalist movement, of which Zola was the founding father. Even today, this novel has lost none of its power to shock.

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?mile Zola was a French writer who is recognized as an exemplar of literary naturalism and for his contributions to the development of theatrical naturalism. Zola s best-known literary works include the twenty-volume Les Rougon-Macquart, an epic work that examined the influences of violence, alcohol and prostitution on French society through the experiences of two families, the Rougons and the Macquarts. Other remarkable works by Zola include Contes ? Ninon, Les Myst?res de Marseille, and Th?r?se Raquin.

In addition to his literary contributions, Zola played a key role in the Dreyfus Affair of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. His newspaper article J Accuse accused the highest levels of the French military and government of obstruction of justice and anti-semitism, for which he was convicted of libel in 1898. After a brief period of exile in England, Zola returned to France where he died in 1902. ?mile Zola is buried in the Panth?on alongside other esteemed literary figures Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas.

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