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The masterpiece

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The Masterpiece is the tragic story of Claude Lantier, an ambitious and talented young artist from the provinces who has come to conquer Paris and is conquered by the flaws in his own genius. While his boyhood friend Pierre Sandoz becomes a successful novelist, Claude's originality is mockedat the Salon and turns gradually into a doomed obsession with one great canvas. Life - in the form of his model and wife Christine and their deformed child Jacques - is sacrificed on the altar of Art. The Masterpiece is the most autobiographical of the twenty novels in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series. Set in the 1860s and 1870s, it provides a unique insight into his career as a writer and his relationship with Cezanne, a friend since their schooldays in Aix-en-Provence. It also presents awell-documented account of the turbulent Bohemia world in which the Impressionists came to prominence despit the conservatism of the Academy and the ridicule of the general public.
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9781420937640
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Grouped Work ID 05af0e11-d7ca-55e0-6f7e-406146322103
Full title masterpiece
Author zola émile
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author Zola, Émile, 1840-1902.
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display_description The fourteenth novel in a twenty book series collectively entitled, "Les Rougon-Macquart, L'uvre" was first translated into English in 1886, the title having since been rendered "The Masterpiece". Set in France's Second Empire, the story of naturalist painter Claude Lantier is believed to be a highly fictionalized account of Zola's friendship with the painter Paul Cžanne. The fictional artist of Zola's Bohemian world, Lantier, strives to complete a great work that will reflect his own talent and genius as a revolutionary, but struggles greatly in living up to his artistic potential. The story was perhaps too personal for Cžanne, whose correspondence with Zola ended immediately after the novel's publication. Nevertheless, this story of the misunderstood artist, brilliant but scorned by the intolerant art-going public and their unwillingness to abandon traditional practices, epitomizes the attitudes of Bohemian Revolutionaries and the nineteenth century era of French Naturalism.
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series Oxford world's classics
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subject_facet Autobiographical fiction, Electronic books, French fiction -- 19th century -- Translations into English, Impressionist artists -- France -- Paris -- Fiction, Painters -- France -- Fiction, Paris (France) -- Intellectual life -- Fiction, Zola, Émile, -- 1840-1902 -- Fiction
title_display The masterpiece
title_full The masterpiece / Emile Zola ; translated by Thomas Walton ; translation revised and introduced by Roger Pearson, The masterpiece [electronic resource] Zola, Émile, 1840-1902.
title_short The masterpiece
topic_facet Electronic books, French fiction, Impressionist artists, Intellectual life, Painters, Zola, Émile