Zola and the rites of paternity: the dedications of Le Docteur Pascal

White, Nicholas
July 1993
French Studies;Jul93, Vol. 47 Issue 3, French Studies Bulletin p12
Academic Journal
Examines the significant links between the incest narrative in Zola's `Le Doctor Pascal' with his own adulterous affair. Symbolic significance of the love affair between the title character and his niece Clotilde; Assimilation of transgressions by bourgeois ideology; Scenarios explored in encounter between adultery and incest.


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