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EMILE ZOLA 


"Nana" stands third in popularity among the Zola novels. It is a study of the 
prostitute type and it gives a memorable picture of the life of the tinsel underworld 
of the Paris theaters, night life, and its parasites. Perhaps Zola pursues Nana a 
bit too relentlessly: certainly his putting a period to her career by showing her as a 
putrefying corpse is more symbolic than is wholly necessary; but it remains a 
novel of truth and beauty, even if a beauty of a drab and often terrible sort. 


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Cover image: Nana by Édouard Manet (1832 — 1883). 
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