A translation of the first collection of journalistic articles on criticism published in one volume from Emile Zola. Mes Haines, published June 1866, contains fifteen essays and a controversial, provocative preface written by Zola during his early, formative years in Paris. In these articles can be found the seeds of all of Zola's later concepts on art, literature, criticism, aesthetics, and history, which came to be known as his "Naturalism". Makes available to English-speaking scholars this important work of Zola and Naturalism, and provides a rare overview of the multiple issues confronting nineteenth-century France during the Second Empire.
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