Today’s Birthday:Émile François Zola (1840)

Today’s Birthday:
Émile François Zola (1840)

Zola was the founder of French naturalism, a literary school that maintained that novel-writing should be scientific, appraising reality in terms of natural forces such as heredity or environment. Inspired by his readings in sociology and medicine, he applied his theory in a vast series of novels in which the characters are impartially observed and presented in minute, often sordid, detail. Zola also had an ardent zeal for social reform. He died in his sleep under what suspicious circumstances? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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