This novel, perhaps closest in its portraiture of Zola himself, and his intimates, Manet and Cezanne, is for the first time...

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THE MASTERPIECE

This novel, perhaps closest in its portraiture of Zola himself, and his intimates, Manet and Cezanne, is for the first time available in America in an excellent translation. Zola was at one time an art critic, champion of the Impressionists, and himself a creative artist in another field, so wrote with deep sympathy and perception of his hero, a composite figure of Manet and Cezanne, and of the struggles, the humiliations, the triumphs, the conflicts he endured, Today, the significance of The Masterpiece lies in the parallels of an era in which again a rational world is submerged.

Pub Date: N/A

ISBN: 1420935143

Page Count: -

Publisher: Howell, Soskin

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1946