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The Dreyfus affair : "J'accuse" and other writings

Author: Émile Zola; Alain Pagès; Eleanor Levieux
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In September 1894 the French authorities intercepted a letter which they claimed emanated from a Jewish army captain, Alfred Dreyfus, and appeared to be proof of espionage on behalf of Germany. Dreyfus was subsequently court-martialed and imprisoned on Devil's Island, and the efforts of his family to have him released provoked an anti-Semitic controversy that split the French intellectual world down the centre. Most
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Genre/Form: Sources
Named Person: Alfred Dreyfus; Émile Zola; Alfred Dreyfus; Émile Zola
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Émile Zola; Alain Pagès; Eleanor Levieux
ISBN: 0300066899 9780300066890
OCLC Number: 34116929
Language Note: Translated from the French. - Much of the material is from L'affaire Dreyfus.
Notes: "Much of the material in this edition is from L'affaire Dreyfus: lettres et entretiens inédits, edited by Alain Pagès"--T.p. verso.
Description: xxxvi, 208 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Other Titles: Affaire Dreyfus (CNRS éditions).
Responsibility: Emile Zola ; edited by Alain Pagès ; translated by Eleanor Levieux.

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In September 1894 the French authorities intercepted a letter which they claimed emanated from a Jewish army captain, Alfred Dreyfus, and appeared to be proof of espionage on behalf of Germany. Dreyfus was subsequently court-martialed and imprisoned on Devil's Island, and the efforts of his family to have him released provoked an anti-Semitic controversy that split the French intellectual world down the centre. Most famous among the participants was France's greatest.

living novelist, Emile Zola. This book is the first to provide, in English translation, the full extent of Zola's writings on the Dreyfus Affair. It represents, in its polemical entirety, a classic defence of human rights and a searing denunciation of fanaticism and prejudice. Zola's texts constitute a unique and outstandingly eloquent primary source that is essential for a complete understanding of the Dreyfus Affair. They shed brilliant new light on the official mind.

of France and were crucial in reversing public opinion, securing a retrial, and ensuring Dreyfus's rehabilitation. The significance of Zola's cause - and his scathing and passionate prose - resonate from his time to ours.

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