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Open Access Zola: Arcade Games?

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This article sets out to correct the impression given by Walter Benjamin in The Arcades Project that Emile Zola, unlike Balzac or Baudelaire, focused only on the sleazy or moribund aspects of nineteenth-century Parisian passageways. Examples are adduced to demonstrate that, to the contrary, Zola the novelist frequently embraced the architectural embodiments of the 'arcades idea' with both technical precision and lyrical enthusiasm.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 December 2006

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  • The Irish Journal of French Studies is an annual international refereed journal published by the Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d'Irlande. Articles in English, French or Irish are welcomed on any aspect of research in the area of French and Francophone culture, society, literature and thought. Articles published within the last two years are available free online to members and may be purchased by non-members. All other articles are available on an open access basis.

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