Zola took this scientific method and argued that naturalism in literature should be like controlled experiments in which the characters function as the phenomena naturalism began as a branch of literary realism, and realism had favored fact, logic, and impersonality over the imaginative, symbolic, and supernatural.
During his lifetime, zola made his presence felt in almost every area of the literary world he was constantly involved in some type of literary controversy in one sense, he is best known for his theories and defense of naturalism, and he has aptly been called the father of naturalism. Naturalism was first proposed and formulated by french novelist emile zola, and it was introduced to america by american novelist frank norris it is a new and harsher realism. For zola, naturalism was the systematic, objective, and scientific extension of realism the duty of the novelist then was to present as accurate a picture of life as possible this was to be accomplished by having the novelist function as scientifically and as objectively as possible when presenting his material.
The naturalism of émile zola by nasrullah mambrol on january 8, 2018 • ( 0 ) the novels of the french writer émile zola (1840–1902) move toward a more extreme form of realism known as naturalism, taking its name from its allegedly scientific impulse to base its characters, events, and explanations on natural rather than supernatural or divine causes.
Naturalism in literature was as much a promotional concept as a literary-critical one, and the range, variety, and energy of zola's writing about the term indicates he was perhaps less interested in providing a final definition than in keeping alive the heated debates about naturalism.
Zola's work was a huge inspiration for many of the naturalists that came after him thérèse raquin (1867) this is zola's first major novel it tells the tale of thérèse, who is unhappily married (it's naturalism—you expected happiness) to the egotistical camille. Zola et le naturalisme [zola and naturalism] que sais-je (in french) paris: presses universitaires de france isbn 978-2-13-039642-0 oclc 15289843 mitterand, henri (1999) zola (in french) paris: fayard isbn 978-2-213-60083-3 oclc 659987814 newton, joy (1967) émile zola: impressionniste cahiers naturalistes (in french) 33 pp 39–52.