Émile François Zola (2 April 1840 – 29 September 1902) was a French writer, the most important exemplar of the literary school of naturalism and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism. He was a major figure in the political liberalization of France and in the exoneration of the falsely accused and convicted army officer Alfred Dreyfus, which is encapsulated in the renowned newspaper headline J'Accuse.
24.02.2010 by dovegreyreader Remember EmileZola and Therese Raquin and those mortuary scenes? I think Jon McGregor may have been there too and a lot of other places besides and I can only begin to imagine how harrowing and emotionally demanding it might all have ...
"Os governos suspeitam da literatura porque é uma força que lhes escapa". :- Les gouvernements suspectent la littérature parce qu’elle est une force qui leur échappe. ::- "La république et la littérature" - Página 24; de Émile Zola - Publicado por G. Charpentier, 1879 - 40 páginas
Fino a tanto che avrete qualche cosa di vostro, e che il vostro livore contro il borghese non proverrà da altro che dal vostro rabbioso bisogno d'essere borghesi a vostra volta, non sarete degni mai della felicità. (da Germinal, traduzione di L. G. Tenconi, Fabbri Editori, 2001)
There are two men inside the artist, the poet and the craftsman. One is born a poet. One becomes a craftsman. - Letter to Paul Cézanne (16 April 1860), as published in Paul Cézanne : Letters (1995) edited by John Rewald