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The Joy of Life

Emile Zola

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ISBN 10: 1434413551 / ISBN 13: 9781434413550
Published by Wildside Press, 2011
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Title: The Joy of Life

Publisher: Wildside Press

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

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Emile Zola (1840-1902) was an influential French writer and a major figure in the exoneration of the falsely accused and convicted army officer Alfred Dreyfus, which is encapsulated in the renowned newspaper headline J'Accuse. The Joy of Life( Joie de Vivre) is the 12th first in Zola's monumental twenty-volume series, Les Rougon-Macquart.

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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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