Other Literary Forms

(Literary Essentials: Short Fiction Masterpieces)
0111201607-Zola.jpg Émile Zola (Library of Congress) Published by Salem Press, Inc.

Émile Zola is principally remembered as a novelist and also as the flamboyant journalist who took up the defense of Captain Alfred Dreyfus during the celebrated trial of the young Jewish officer which transfixed French society at the end of the nineteenth century. In addition to novels and journalistic essays, he is the author of numerous plays, essays, literary and artistic criticism, and an early youthful attempt at poetry.