Zola

[ zoh-luh; French zaw-la ]
/ ˈzoʊ lə; French zɔˈla /
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noun

É·mile [ey-meel] /eɪˈmil/, 1840–1902, French novelist.
Related formsZo·la·esque, adjective
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Zola

/ (ˈzəʊlə, French zɔla) /

noun

Émile (emil). 1840–1902, French novelist and critic; chief exponent of naturalism. In Les Rougon-Macquart (1871–93), a cycle of 20 novels, he explains the behaviour of his characters in terms of their heredity: it includes L'Assommoir (1877), Nana (1880), Germinal (1885), and La Terre (1887). He is also noted for his defence of Dreyfus in his pamphlet J'accuse (1898)
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