File 29 - A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Louis Gallet

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CA ON00389 C8-4-29


A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Louis Gallet


  • 1892 (Creation)

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32. A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Louis Gallet (1835-1898), Paris, 18 August, 1892, 1 p.
Zola informs Gallet that he is on the point of leaving Paris for a six week trip, but that he would nonetheless like to see the fourth act [of L’Attaque du moulin] as soon as possible. He requests that Gallet send it to Médan, by registered mail, since Zola has left instructions at Médan for the forwarding of the document. On Louis Gallet, see the notes to letter 26. Zola was, at that time, leaving for Lourdes, where he was beginning to gather his documentation for Lourdes, the first novel in the series which immediately followed the Rougon-Macquart series, Les Trois Villes. Lourdes appeared in 1894.
The lyric opera, L’Attaque du moulin, was a collaborative effort by Zola and Louis Gallet (libretto) and Alfred Bruneau (score). The first performance took place at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 23 November 1892.
Published in Correspondance, vol. VII, page 315 (letter 302).

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Box 12 Folder 213

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