(1840-1902) French novelist, journalist, playwright, the best-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism, and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism. He was a major figure in the political liberalization of France and in the exoneration of the falsely accused and convicted army officer Alfred Dreyfus, which is encapsulated in his renowned newspaper opinion headlined `J'Accuse…! ` Zola was nominated for the first and second Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901 and 1902.
Autograph note signed, 1 1/2 pages (both sides) - on his visiting card, 4 x 2,5 inch - affixed along the upper edge to a slightly larger sheet, in French, to "Mon cher confrère" - concerning a decision by Zola's publisher Georges Charpentier (1846-1905), written and signed in dark ink "Emile Zola", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a vintage postcard photograph, shows Emile Zola in a beautiful chest-up portrait (altogether 8,25 x 11,75 inch), with mild signs of wear - in fine to very fine condition.
"Mon cher confrère, j'ai dèja parlé deux fois de vous à Charpentier, et je le ferai volontier encore, lorsque je le verrai - Agissez aussi vous-même; car, je crois vous l`avoir dit, Charpentier n`obeit guère qu`à son propre / sentiment. Il lit tout et se décide.
Cordialement - Emile Zola"
"My dear colleague, I have already spoken twice about you to Charpentier, and I will gladly do so again, when I see him. As, I believe I have told you, Charpentier obeys only his own feelings. He reads everything and makes up his mind.
Sincerely - Emile Zola"