Tag Archives: Émile Zola

La vérité est en marche et rien ne l’arrêtera

French writer Émile Zola was born on April 2, 1840.  When his widowed mother moved from Aix-en-Provence to Paris, Zola joined her. He was soon joined by childhood friend Paul Cézanne, who painted the portrait, above. Mama Zola wanted her … Continue reading

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J’accuse

On January 13, 1898, Émile Zola blew the lid off the Dreyfus affair with his J’accuse letter. Alfred Dreyfus was a Jewish French military officer wrongfully tried, convicted, and sentenced to penal servitude for espionage. Zola’s letter, printed on the … Continue reading

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Le père de nous tous

The musée du Luxembourg is managed by the French Senate. As one might expect from the name, it is housed in a building adjacent to the Senate in the Palais du Luxembourg,  built by Marie de Medici. It features regularly … Continue reading

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