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ZOLA, EMILE (1840-1902).

French novelist and founder of the naturalistic school of writing. During the Dreyfus affair, he published his famous pamphlet J’Accuse in 1901, and was an important champion of this Jewish army officer falsely convicted of selling French secret documents to the German government. In addition to J’Accuse, Zola wrote a parable on the Dreyfus affair in his book Verite.

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